Algeria on 2 June canceled a second election in three months. The constitutional court rejected the candidacy of both little-known candidates for the 4 July presidential poll, throwing the country’s future into more uncertainty. It then tasked interim president Abdelkader Bensalah with organizing elections.

A 90-day elections deadline following the ouster of longtime president Abdelaziz Bouteflika (MEES, 5 April) always looked unrealistic. Protesters have taken to the streets for 16...