Articles tagged with: president

Farah Souames
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on : Thursday, 23 May, 2013

Algeria’s Cloudy Future

It looks like Algeria might be going through a transitional period. President Abdelaziz Bouteflika was flown to hospital in Paris after suffering a mini-stroke on April 28. Although Bouteflika’s health troubles are nothing new (they have been the subject of debates since 2005), unlike on previous occasions when the news of his condition was kept under wraps, the stroke was announced publicly, fueling speculation among pundits. The views of political experts remain divergent, while some of them...

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Youssef Cherif
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on : Friday, 17 May, 2013

Last of the Immortals

The two most populous Arab states after Egypt, Algeria and Iraq have been without a president: Algeria for a few weeks, and Iraq a few months. The two countries rank among the richest in terms of natural resources, and both have the Arab world's bloodiest recent past. Algerian president Abdelaziz Bouteflika is said to have been in poor health since 2005. Rumors about his death are frequent on Twitter. He has been taken abroad on many occasions to receive medical treatment, but last month ...

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Political Editor: The Majalla
on : Wednesday, 15 May, 2013

Egypt in midst of petition war

CAIRO, Asharq Al-Awsat—Responding to the Tamarod (Rebellion) petition seeking to oust Egyptian president Mohamed Mursi—which at last count had gathered more than two millio...

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Political Editor: The Majalla
on : Friday, 12 Apr, 2013

Palestinian PM Set to Resign

RAMALLAH, Asharq Al-Awsat—Palestinian Prime Minister Salam Fayyad tendered his resignation earlier this week over a dispute with President Mahmoud Abbas. Fayyad’s resignat...

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Hugh Pope
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on : Monday, 4 Mar, 2013

EU Romance Rekindled

The translucent white marble stairs and cream gilt and stucco ceilings of the ceremonial hall of Ankara’s new presidential palace rarely echo to spontaneous applause, but the...

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Nicholas Birch
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on : Tuesday, 15 Jan, 2013

Breaking the Drum

Referring to the generals who deposed him twice, former Turkish Prime Minister Süleyman Demirel once said that the trouble with Turkish politics was that while “politicians ...

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Political Editor: The Majalla
on : Monday, 10 Dec, 2012

Morsi Backtracks

In an attempt to quell public anger in Egypt, President Morsi has backed off from the controversial decree that he issued a month ago that put him above the law and granted him u...

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Alastair Beach
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on : Wednesday, 28 Nov, 2012

Morsi’s Not for Turning

Somebody needs to defuse the crisis in Egypt, or the country is heading for an explosion. Yesterday tens of thousands of people poured into Tahrir Square in scenes reminiscent of t...

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Stephen Glain
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on : Thursday, 8 Nov, 2012

What Next for Obama?

He won—but he won ugly. The same US president who first captured the White House in poetry and governed in competent—if lackluster—prose has been re-elected despite an...

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Political Editor: The Majalla
on : Wednesday, 7 Nov, 2012

Obama Wins Second Term

President Barack Obama has won a second term in the White House, defeating Republican candidate Mitt Romney. Obama won comfortably, with 303 of the Electoral College votes to R...

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