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Algerian Lawmakers Pass Constitutional Reforms

Algeria's government has adopted a series of constitutional reforms meant to strengthen the country's democracy by enacting limits to the presidency and increasing parliament's power, but opponents express doubts they will bring meaningful change. The reforms passed Sunday with 499 lawmakers voting in favor, 16 abstaining, and several opposition lawmakers boycotting the vote. The amendments re-introduce a two-term limit on the presidency, reversing a 2008 reform that...

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