Bouteflika’s resignation As Algerian president into take place By April 28wsws #05_2019May 17, 2019
… This resignation of the president of the Republic will take place before 28 April 2019, the date on which his electoral mandate ends.”
But the wealth that the regime has monopolized is not to be transferred to the working class, which produced it, and power is still in the hands of a sclerotic clique of generals and top officials who are violently hostile to the workers.
Many of the millions of workers and youth who have protested since February will reject this transparent attempt by the regime to hold on to power.
The defense ministry and the command of the army will remain in Gaïd Salah’s hands, strengthening the position of the army even though the general is technically still the second-ranking figure in the government.
It added that in order to carry out its investigation, it had ordered “a ban on travel overseas by certain individuals.”
“All private aircraft that are the property of Algerians and are registered either in Algeria or abroad, are banned from taking off or landing in Algerian air space,” declared an official announcement published late Sunday.
General Gaïd Salah is also denouncing Algerian intelligence, whom he has accused of secret collaboration with French imperialism.
The only way for workers to overthrow imperialist domination and take back the wealth they have created is to bring down the dictatorship and take power, in a revolutionary struggle carried out together with workers in France and internationally.
Rewriting the Algerian constitution and redistributing the top offices among the regime’s current top officials will resolve none of the problems that drove masses of workers and youth into struggle.
The only way forward is the independent mobilization of the working class in a revolutionary struggle for political power.