The Algerian people, his own political party and closest military chief included, have united to pressure 82-year-old Bouteflika to step down after mass protests that have lasted for weeks. The president, however, has other plans.

Algeria’s Army Chief Gaid Salah Says Bouteflika Should Step Down
Algerian president Abdelaziz Bouteflika (left), Algerian Army Chief Gaid Salah (right).
Ahlam Ben Saga is a Cultural Studies graduate from university Mohammed V of Literature and Humanities in Rabat.