May 13, 2014 15:11
The road to enduring political reform in the region remains long and twisted.
Algeria’s wheelchair-bound President Abdelaziz Bouteflika casts his ballot during the presidential election in Algiers, April 17.
(photo credit:ZOHRA BENSEMRA/REUTERS)
IT IS election season across the Middle East and North Africa.Turkey held nationwide municipal elections on March 30; Algeria held presidential elections on April 17; parliamentary elections took place in Iraq on April 30; Egypt will be holding presidential elections on May 26-27; Syria, the same in late June; and Lebanon’s parliament is required to choose a new president at the end of May.