Africa Center Director J. Peter Pham is quoted by Voice of America on the likelihood that incumbent Algerian President Abdel-Aziz Bouteflika will win upcoming elections:
In a VOA interview, Peter Pham, the director of the Atlantic Council Africa Center, says the election is unlikely to spark any changes in Algeria.
"We're not talking about a democratic process. We are talking about the re-election, in quotes, of a boycotted poll of a man who has been president for nearly two decades and who is too sick to even campaign for himself. So, expecting democratic transformation out of this is, at best, wishful thinking," said Pham.