Algeria’s executive has had a major shake-up after May’s elections with the PM, energy, finance and 11 other ministers sacked. But the administration remains dominated by steadfast regime figures; significant policy changes are unlikely.

On 25 May Algeria’s President, Abdelaziz Bouteflika, announced personnel changes at several heavyweight government posts in a cabinet reshuffle bringing in 12 new faces. The changes follow parliamentary elections in early May in which the...