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canada goose black friday sale A man walks past an election campaign poster of Algerian president and presidential candidate Abdelaziz Bouteflika at Bab El Oued district in Algiers April 14, 2014. REUTERS/Zohra Bensemra
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Where frustrations in Egypt, Tunisia, Libya and Syria brought the Arab Spring revolts of 2011, in Algeria, stability wins uk canada goose over anger at unemployment and economic torpor in a system critics say is little changed since independence in 1962.
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OPPONENTS NOWHERE For now, diplomats and analysts expect little change to unless Algeria faces a disastrous combination of political infighting, economic crisis, and a more effective opposition.
are not really looking for total change, they are just looking for more of a voice, one diplomat said.