Algeria Returns To Expansionary Budget In 2014 


Algeria has adopted an expansionary budget for 2014 after cutting 2013 budgeted spending. But the projected 2014 spend is still well down on the bumper 2011 spend, when Algiers attempted to stave off calls for political reforms in the wake of revolutions in nearby Libya, Tunisia and Egypt. Increased spending could help ailing President Abdulaziz Bouteflika secure a fourth term in 17 April presidential elections.