Middle East Research and Information Project: Critical Coverage of the Middle East Since 1971

Since becoming president on January 30, 1994, Lamine Zeroual has taken significant steps that point toward “reconciliation” between the state and its Islamist opponents. Zeroual has moved to establish his authority, notably by appointing a new government and reshuffling the military command in the spring. His advent to the head of state represents the best prospect of a resolution of Algeria’s political crisis since it burst open in October 1988.

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Hugh Roberts "Algeria Between Eradicators and Conciliators," Middle East Report 189 (July/August 1994).
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