Abdelaziz Bouteflika

Algerian Lawmakers Pass Constitutional Reforms, Opposition Dismiss

ALGIERS, Feb 7 – Algerian lawmakers passed constitutional reforms on Sunday proposed by President Abdelaziz Bouteflika after the 2011 “Arab Spring” uprisings, including reinstating a two-term limit for the presidency and boosting parliamentary powers. Government officials said the amendments fulfilled Bouteflika’s promises to strengthen democracy, but opposition leaders dismissed them as superficial tweaks to a

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