French citizens protest pension reform, causing nationwide strike and deepening division with the government.
French territorial intelligence has prepared files on many Muslims for expressing their support for Jean-Luc Melenchon, leader of La France Insoumise party, who voiced opposition against anti-Muslim hatred, according to a media report.
While the Algerian side did not disclose the date of the visit, the Elysee Palace said President Emmanuel Macron will visit Algeria from August 25-27.
Both candidates are particularly keen to woo the electorate of hard-left candidate Jean-Luc Melenchon, who finished a strong third in the first round.
President Emmanuel Macron has told France Inter radio that he did not manage to stem the rise of right-wing politics in France as he seeks re-election at the polls this month.
The president’s sweeping changes to bureaucratic institutions ahead of the 2022 presidential election aim to ensure that seats of power are filled with those in line with his vision.
While France’s silence on its colonial role in Algeria may work domestically, the future of European and North African relations is closely impacted by Paris’s silence.
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