The Algerian Hirak: Youth mobilisation, elections and prospects for reform

Jessica Ayesha Northey, Latefa Guemar

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Abstract

Throughout 2019, millions of mainly young Algerians mobilised peacefully, after an unconstitutional decision by ailing president Bouteflika to run for a fifth term. largely underreported, the Hirak movement has profound implications. After two cancelled elections, Algerians went to the polls in December 2019, electing Abdelmadjid Tebboune as president. The election saw low turnout, as all candidates had links to the former regime, and Algerians continue to peacefully protest and organise politically for real reform.
Original languageEnglish
Article number2
Pages (from-to)14-21
Number of pages7
JournalORIENT:Deutsche Zeitschrift für Politik, Wirtschaft und Kultur des Orients German Journal for Politics, Economics and Culture of the Middle East
Volume2020
Issue numberII
Publication statusPublished - 2 Apr 2020

Keywords

  • Algeria
  • Mobilisation
  • Youth
  • Elections
  • Reform

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Social Sciences(all)

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