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Published: 01.1970

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The Real Story Behind Bouteflika's Fall

On 2nd April 2019, after being ordered to leave office immediately, Algerian president Bouteflika resigned after a 20-year presidency. Many of his close relations, including his brother Saïd, were arrested. This book recounts the circumstances of the bedridden president’s fall. It also evokes his close relationship to his young brother Saïd.
Soon the French intelligence is informed. France, Bouteflika’s unfailing support, is involved in the struggle for power in Algeria. The Elysée’s Palace and Gulf oil monarchies are watching the fight. Saïd calls former President of the Republic Liamine Zéroual for help.
The account takes place in the Val-de-Grâce military hospital, in Paris, where Bouteflika was biologically – and politically – resurrected; Zéralda, the Algerian Versailles where Bouteflika lives in a medicalized sanctuary; the Ministry of Defence and its barracks with 400 000 well-trained men; Paris, where every Sunday, on the place de la République, thousands of Franco-Algerians demand the end of the political system; streets of Alger where, every Friday, millions of Algerians protest; finally, Algerian courts, where former dignitaries keep being condemned…

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