Algeria, Death

Algeria: death of general Ahmed Gaïd Salah, powerful chief of staff of the army

The general had been a major player in the resignation of former president Abdelaziz Bouteflika, which was strongly contested. He was the face of the military high command in power following this resignation, until the presidential election of December 12 and the victory of Abdelmadjid Tebboune despite a record abstention rate.

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