Friday, May 26, 2006

Concentrating power in Algiers / World / Middle East & Africa - Algerian leader replaces PM with ally: "Abdelaziz Bouteflika, the Algerian leader, has appointed his close ally, Abdelaziz Belkhadem, as prime minister, in what is seen by some analysts as preparing for constitutional changes that will increase the president’s powers and allow him a third term in office."

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