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The Political Scene

The lopsided victory of the fundamentalist Front Islamique du Salut (FIS) inthe first round of the Algerian parliamentary elections has put the catsquarely amongst the pigeons in Algeria and sent shock waves rippling acrossNorth Africa and even the Middle East. The FIS seems certain to gain anabsolute majority in the second round of voting on 16 January and stands a goodchance of winning two-thirds of the seats in the new National Assembly -...