Algeria: The tragic joke of Tebboune

Algerian President Abdelmadjid Tebboune the head of state since December 2019. He must be a sorry excuse of a leader. Not only doesn’t he have any luck on his side. The man cannot even laugh or grasp the value of freedom of speech. As his state is arresting and charging a man for making meme’s about him. That is a fragile man.

I understand that his fragile. His just out of a month treatment of COVID-19 in Germany. The old man took power after 20 years of Abdelaziz Bouteflika. Only months after that President was forced to retire. Tebboune had to step up his game and rule in his stead.

What is more striking is that this man is neither popular in the inner-circles of power and doesn’t have a popular movement behind him. The President doesn’t play with the public that demonstrated against Bouteflika’s reign. Neither does he serve the armed commanders, which have hold an grip on the Republic. Therefore, Tebboune would need all support he could get.

Instead of having a laugh and understand the internet culture. The President and his men are arresting an activists who posts Meme’s of him on Facebook. That is the sorry state of this President. Who has already had a barren year in power.

The President and FLN can try to make sense of the year in power. As another old man is the Head of State. The continued hold of power isn’t assuring the grander public. The man will not be celebrated. It is not like he has done anything. Other than continuing the party and the inner-circles of power.

Tebboune who knows the dismay of the previous old man and his precious military commanders. Are just not issuing the vacuum and lack of trust of the regime. The state haven’t built trust or shown character. Just like the flashy meme’s who hit the pride of President. The authorities should instead listen to the pleas of the citizens who has been demonstrating against the Bouteflika regime.

Now the Tebboune is just prolonging this and not delivering. The Algerian protests was futile when he does it like this and easily arrest someone over humours online content. That just says what sort of man Tebboune is. His such a joke of a leader, when he cannot overcome publishing meme’s. Pictures with funny comedy. That is clearly worthy of 3 years in prison. Such a character Tebboune is.

He is a fragile man and lacks moral authority when his folks arrests, charges and detains a man over something as benign as meme’s. Are you that little of a man H.E. Tebboune?

It seems so. A real Napoleon’s Complex and doesn’t restore any hope. If it is a process with the new President. He sure should accept to be mocked and made fun of. Even let the public sneeze and cough at his attempts. If you want to be a ruler. You should expect public discord and making jokes about online. Alas, he thinks greater of himself and that nobody should even look at him sideways.

He should only get passages of praise. Get love and psalms of glory, as His Excellency and the Head of State. However, he is the unluckiest of the bunch and got to scramble together to not only be twisted by the army, but also by a public demanding changes now. As they have seen one sick old man betraying them and is not ready for a second one. Peace.

Algérie: Front des Forces Socialistes (F.F.S) – Communique (15.09.2020)

Algeria: The Invisible President is Out, Interim Appointed, but who will really succeed him?

Abdelkader Bensalah, the newly appointed Interim President of Algeria after the 20 year long reign of Abdelaziz Bouteflika. Bensalah is not a rookie, he is a vital part of the regime, whose been running the Republic. His not a new figure, as he has been the President of the Senate and therefore, isn’t a reforming figure or someone who really ushers in change.

Even if the Parliament have appointed him the successor of Bouteflika, that doesn’t mean the public nor the demonstrators are accepting this fate. As they will not feel that this is enough. This is just switching one similar head with another. There will be no significant change with Bensalah as President.

They have gotten rid of the President that was trying to surf into a fifth term, Bouteflika, but his party and his cronies are still lingering in power. The same army officials and the ones, whose intent of changing leadership. Means they are losing their wealth and credentials, which they cannot risk to lose at time.

By law, Bensalah can only be in power for 90 days. We will see if his the pawn for Noureddine Bedoui, whose the current Prime Minister. Who two days ago nominated his cabinet after the President stepped down only 7 days ago.

Therefore, this is happening fast, but expect the party of Bouteflika and the army to configure the basics. As they are trying to find their way for a “change” that is only on paper, but maybe not in reality. A new possible head, but no particular change or reforms for the public to see.

This would be with the leadership of Bedoui or even Vice Prime Minister Ramtane Lamamra. Both of them could be scheming something behind the scenes. That is why they are getting rid of Benesalah, as he cannot by law or the constitution run for office. An only lead the Republic for 90 days.

That is why it seems like they are working behind the scenes to usher in some of the strong-men and secure the foundations made. Not ensure the voices of the streets or the ones who stood up in the revolution to get rid of Bouteflika. However, the same people still have the same party and state machinery behind him.

Let’s see how this goes, but don’t expect the army nor the state machinery to change, even with a Invisible President Bouteflika out of the picture. There is no change with Benesalah, significantly it wouldn’t be much change with Bedoui or Lamara. They are all part of the same structure and leadership.

We just have to see, if the revolution get rid of the party or if it just gives way from one tyrant to the next. We can hope not, but we have seen this elsewhere. You get if rid of known predator, but get another one. Peace.

What Happened in Algeria on April 2nd 2019? Abdelaziz Bouteflika, or when the end is “Not Glorious” (02.04.2019)