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Algeria Government Approves Lifting of State of Emergency

Feb. 22 (Bloomberg) -- Algeria’s government approved the ending of a 19-year-old state of emergency, after protests similar to those that ousted presidents in Egypt and Tunisia.

The country’s council of ministers adopted a law today revoking the 1993 decree that prolonged a state of emergency originally instituted the previous year, government-run news agency Algerie Presse Service reported on its website today.

The end of the state of emergency has been a rallying point for protesters who staged demonstrations across Algeria last month. The measure was imposed after the cancellation of the country’s first multiparty elections that Islamists were set to win in 1992.

The “law will come into effect as soon as its imminent publication in the official journal,” the council of ministers said in a statement, according to APS.

President Abdelaziz Bouteflika said on Feb. 3 that demonstrations, banned under the state of emergency, would be permitted across Algeria, except in the capital.

To contact the reporter on this story: Inal Ersan in Dubai at iersan@bloomberg.net Rudy Ruitenberg in Paris at rruitenberg@bloomberg.net.

To contact the editor responsible for this story: Claudia Maedler at cmaedler@bloomberg.net

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