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Algeria opposition rebuffs Cabinet overtures
Algeria opposition rebuffs Cabinet overtures

Newly reelected Algerian President Abdelaziz Bouteflika has appointed old-guard figures for his fourth Cabinet after a failed attempt by the prime minister to coax opposition figures into a coalition government. The 34-minister Cabinet unveiled Monday by the Algerian official news agency APS comes one week after Bouteflika, 77, was sworn in following a landslide victory. Bouteflika, who was first elected in 1999, retained the presidency despite his poor health and protests from Islamist and leftist groups accusing him of perpetuating autocratic and oligarchic rule by the National Liberation Front (FLN) and a handful of army generals. Abdelmalek Sellal, who resigned as prime minister to...

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