FLN Defies Ban And Elects Benflis Presidential Candidate
Algerias dominant political party, the FLN, on 3 October defied a court ban and held an extraordinary meeting at which former prime minister Ali Benflis was elected its candidate for next Aprils presidential elections. The meeting had been scheduled for 4 October, but was brought forward to avoid any possible clash with the authorities (MEES, 6 October). Around 1,500 people attended the meeting. On 2...