Election fever

The road to enduring political reform in the region remains long and twisted.

May 13, 2014 15:11
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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.


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