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Algeria Leader Dubs IMF Foreign Debt Advice ‘Political Suicide’

Abdelmadjid Tebboune 

Abdelmadjid Tebboune 

Photographer: Ryad Kramdi/AFP/Getty Images

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Algeria’s president said following International Monetary Fund advice to reverse its long-standing policy and take on foreign borrowing would lead to “political suicide,” describing the OPEC member as able to ride out economic troubles exacerbated by the pandemic.