Saturday, February 12, 2011

Algerians are electrifying by Egypt : says activist

Mubarak's resignation on Friday, and last month's overthrow of Zine El Abidine Ben Ali, Tunisia's president for 23 years, have electrified the Arab world. Many are left wondering which country could be next in a region where a flammable mix of authoritarian rule and popular anger are the norm.according to Elias Filali, an Algerian blogger and activist, "The timing is absolutely perfect. [Mubarak's departure] couldn't have come at a better time," "This is a police state, just like the Egyptian regime [was]." Filali said Algeria's government was "corrupt to the bone, based on electoral fraud, and repression". "There is a lot of discontent among young people ... the country is badly managed by a corrupt regime that does not want to listen".Elias continuues . Read more…

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