16 June 1997

The Political Scene

The Americans have welcomed Algeria's parliamentary elections, in which the partysupporting President Liamine Zeroual came out ahead. Despite Egyptian efforts, thedeadlock on the Palestinian track of the peace negotiations continues. Turkish PrimeMinister Necmettin Erbakan appears to have run out of options. After the attemptedassassination of a prominent opposition deputy in Kuwait, further confrontations betweenthe authorities and the National...