Abdelkader Bensalah

State collapses in Algeria as army clings to power

in North Africa/Stories

Tonight marks the end of Abdelkader Bensaleh’s term as interim head of state, following the cancellation of the election due earlier this month.

For the first time in the history of the country, the state is due to collapse and become entirely illegitimate, tonight at midnight to be exact. In practice, this means there are no legitimate authorities in the country, as far as international law is concerned the current authorities are nothing more than ‘armed militias‘. However, it appears that the extra-constitutional forces led by Prime Minister Noureddine Bedoui are seeking to forcefully remain in power, with the backing of 79 years old army chief Ahmed Gaid-Salah.

In other news, members of the regime are believed to be getting ready for exile to Canada. Today, Pierre-Luc Dusseault – a Canadian MP – called the attention of Canada’s Finance Minister in regards to “significant sums of money” being transferred to Canada from Algeria from “the current Algerian political and ruling class, which is preparing for imminent exile“.

The Algiers Herald will be releasing a number of investigations this month:

  • Kenza Benali, the Emirates and death threats
  • Adel Saadani, drugs, alcohol and Algeria’s public funds. How the money of the Algerian people is spent on narcotics by sons and daughter of the regime.
  • Major failure: No checks for pedophiles at Algerian consular services
  • Fake students: how sons and daughter of the regime buy their degrees in the U.K.
  • An investigation into the dark web.
  • Return of a Jihadi

Last updated on: 10/07/2019

Jeffrey Nicholson contributes to the Algiers Herald in affairs related to public relations and politics. He has in the past worked as a senior officer for a large PR multinational based in the U.K.

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