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Algerian Lawmakers Oust parliament Speaker, Elect Youthful Replacement

Algeria's governing coalition elected a relatively youthful new parliamentary speaker on Wednesday to replace Said Bouhadja whom it accused of mismanagement. The new speaker, Mouad Bouchared, is aged 47 – unusually young for a country where many senior officials are in their 70s and above. His election may be a sign that the ruling National Liberation Front seeks to rejuvenate a political elite which is dominated by figures from the war of independence against France which ended in...

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