Carnegie's Dalia Ghanem-Yazbek spoke with RFI's Christina Okello on what impact the current education scandal could have on the government and if Algerian Education Minister Nouria Benghabrit will resign. Earlier this month hundreds of thousands of Algerian students found exam questions had been leaked on Facebook and other social media outlets. Many students had to resit their exams on Sunday and there have been calls for the education minister to quit.
Yazbek stated that the scandal is one of the biggest in Algerian history and that it will further push Algerians to distrust their government. However, Yazbek believes Benghabrit will not step down as President Bouteflika has so far kept her in the Cabinet despite a restructuring in the government. Yazbek later discussed Benghabrit's background and how she has taken stances that have angered conservatives.