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After Election, What Next for Algeria?

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After Election, What Next for Algeria?

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After Election, What Next for Algeria?

After Election, What Next for Algeria?

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Sheifa Bobabdallah holds up a photo of a missing relative at a rally in Algiers. She is among a group, Mothers of the Missing, who gather each Wednesday to protest the disappearance of an estimated 7,000 men at the hands of Algerian security forces. Credit: Sylvia Poggioli, NPR hide caption

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A week ago, Algerian President Abdelaziz Bouteflika was elected to a second term in a country emerging from more than a decade of civil strife. Many Algerians wonder how he intends to bridge the gap between the nation's Islamists, secular civil society and restless ethnic Berber minority. NPR's Sylvia Poggioli reports.