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Constitutional reform is important in Algeria and Sudan. Here’s why.

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Protesters are demanding change in Sudan and Algeria. But what are the prospects for meaningful reform? 

Months of massive protests led to the presidents of both Algeria and Sudan being forced from office—and citizens from both countries are demanding radical change, including constitutional reform. Government and military officials in both countries have promised changes. But what are the prospects for meaningful reform?

In many democracies, constitutions have a number of purposes, including establishing the relationship between the ...

 

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Senior Programme Officer
Zaid Al-Ali

Zaid Al-Ali is the Senior Programme Officer in Constitution-Building in the Africa and West Asia region.