Algerie: Les élections législatives, quelle blague!

What do you want me to tell you about the legislative elections. You know already my opinion about this sad masquerade ball. Nothing will come out of these elections. Nothing. Maybe if the turnout rate is very low, these elections would solidify the fact that the Algerian people has rejected this power and continues to reject it. Any other political analysis is just an asinine attempt at putting some lipstick on a pig.

But we need to laugh and these elections have been a constant source of laughter for me. From the ridiculous stumps speeches, to the unbelievable number of electoral lists  to the hilarious political ads, this campaign was a vaudeville slapstick comedy. The Three Stooges wrapped in a Buster Keaton comedy and the whole thing is directed by the sinister and satirical eye of Tim Burton. If you don’t believe me, watch this video. The president, Bouteflika, shows up to vote with a little kid wearing a suit and a tie–already this is creepy. The mummified president, moving at the glacier speed, spends more than 3 minutes gathering all the electoral lists. This goes on and on until he felt the need to stop for a breather. I mean, this is ridiculous. I counted at least 35 electoral lists in that district and i am told that in the Wilaya of Msila, there are 48 lists. Come on folks, after reading this and watching this hilarious piece of comedy, do you really need an analysis? Just sit, watch, and laugh. Nothing will change, everything will worsen, and the nightmare will continue. FYI, i am not a pessimist at all. I am just a realist.

“The Mummy,” A slapstick comedy featuring the president Bouteflika

By the way, If you don’t laugh watching this, you need to go find your sense of humor because you have lost it.

  1. May 17, 2012 at 7:12 pm

    Felicitations pour votre blog , des sujets tres intèressants ,que dire de plus bonne continuation mes frères

    • May 17, 2012 at 9:35 pm

      Merci…Restez à l’écoute, il y aura plus sur l’Algerie

  2. May 11, 2012 at 2:08 pm


    Je me permets de vous contacter suite aux élections législatives en Algérie. Nous serions intéressés par votre participation au débat afin de défendre votre point de vue et éclairer nos internautes :

    L’Algérie doit-elle faire sa “révolution arabe” ? (

    Pour participer, il suffit de se connecter sur le site (à l’aide de Facebook, Google+ ou LinkedIn) et de cliquer sur “contribuer au débat”.

    Si vous avez des questions, n’hésitez pas à me recontacter.


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    • May 11, 2012 at 4:13 pm

      I will try to participate, but i am not sure if my input is needed or useful.

      Thanks for getting in touch with me and proposing me to be part of this forum.

  3. May 11, 2012 at 7:29 am

    I didn’t laugh. I cringed! He is clearly very ill, it takes a lot of effort for coordinating his finger movements to hold the sheets. Still, he hangs on to power. He shouldn’t have gone on this third mandate. It was only a convenient way for the corruption to go on and deeper.

    • May 11, 2012 at 4:16 pm

      I laughed. After about picking up 10 or 12 lists, he looked around and he had that look on his face that says “are you kidding me? there are 20 left?” that was priceless… it reminded of some a black-white silent comedy 🙂

      Maybe i have a twisted sense of humor 🙂

      • May 23, 2012 at 12:36 am

        I do not understand why so many parties competed. If I was in charge i would not let more than 5 people compete for each seat

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