After Hirak, Algeria’s opposition struggles to survive

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Increasing efforts by Algerian authorities to suspend opposition parties have drawn widespread anger from several other left-leaning political forces, who have been expressing concern for freedom and democracy. On 20 January, the Council of State – Algeria’s highest administrative judicial authority – decreed the temporary suspension of the activities of the Socialist Workers’ Party (PST) for not abiding by the legislation regulating the functioning of political parties, and for not organising a general conference in time to renew its leadership. The PST, which actively participated in the Hir…

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