Carnegie's Dalia Ghanem-Yazbeck appeared on TRT World’s ” The Newsmakers” to discuss the latest legislative elections in Algeria. Ghanem-Yazbeck stated that electing a new parliament will not have a massive impact on the country as the legislative body remains weak. She noted that Algerians have discredited the election campaigns and the youth in particular have expressed their displeasure online and on social media, promising to boycott the elections. She added that boycotting is a form of political stand by which Algerian citizens deny the government its legitimacy. Ghanem-Yazbeck concludes by warning of the consequences that will occur when the Algerian government is no longer able to support the welfare system.