Rabat - The strong man of the Algerian regime general Mohamed Mediène, alias Tewfik, head of the powerful DRS (Département du Renseignement et de la Sécurité), has been ordered into retirement, at the height of his power within the army and popularity among many people, who view him, first, as the true symbol of stability of the country and, second, as the next president capable of holding ebullient and unstable Algeria together.

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Dr Mohamed Chtatou is a professor at the University of Mohammed V in Rabat.