Imad Mesdoua, an investigator and political analyst with the Mintz Group, was recently quoted about the political future of Algeria in the Los Angeles Times.
According to Mesdoua, many Algerians, especially the younger generations, are not engaged in the country’s upcoming presidential election, which longtime president Abdelaziz Bouteflika seems poised to win without strong opposition. “Most [Algerians] are more interested in day-to-day bread and butter issues, such as youth employment and housing,” Mesdoua said, “and don’t really feel represented by any of the political parties in the political scene.” If elected, Bouteflika will begin his fourth term, despite concerns about his worsening health.
Before joining the Mintz Group, Mesdoua was a political risk analyst and consultant, advising political officials, electoral candidates and international organizations, including the United Nations, on policy and political communication in the Middle East and North Africa.
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