"Algeria's ruling party, the National people's (FLN) has chosen a new party leader in the 50-year-old businessman Mohamed Djemai, reports state media."
"Djemai join the ranks of a crowd of leading figures in the traditional maktpartiet where the vast majority are in the 70s. The former leader Moad Bouchareb resigned when it became clear that the 82-year-old Abdelaziz Bouteflika would leave the presidency of the republic, after massive protests."
"Bouteflikas departure was not an end to the protests. They continue, now aimed at a broader power elite that stood behind the former president, both within his party and within the military and within the business community."
"the Military's supreme leader, Ahmed Gaïd Salah, a former ally of Bouteflika, insists that the corrupt rulers should be held accountable. To date, however, the finance minister, the former prime minister and several wealthy businessmen under investigation."