Bouteflika's half concessions unlikely to quell protests

Following an unprecedented wave of protests that began on February 22, President Abdelaziz Bouteflika announced that he will not - after all - seek a fifth mandate. In a letter, the ailing Algerian leader further announced the postponement of the upcoming April elections, the drafting of a new constitution, a cabinet change, and the creation of a National Consensus Conference (NCC).

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