Last week, Algeria’s former president Abdelaziz Bouteflika was announced dead, and the reaction scene that followed evoked a prediction by Michel Hayek.
During his 2021 forecast for the Middle East, Michel Hayek predicted: “Algerian flags don’t flutter over the course of a few days.”
Indeed, Algerian flags were lowered to mourn the death of Bouteflika, a veteran of Algeria’s 1954-1962 war of independence who ruled the North African country for a period of two decades before stepping down in 2019.
In accordance with an announcement by the Algerian presidency, flags were lowered across the country for three consecutive days following the death of Bouteflika at the age of 84.
Notably, Algeria’s former interim president died on Wednesday, less than a week after Bouteflika’s passing.
Consequently, Algeria has lowered its flags again to mourn Bin Saleh, who headed his country for a period of 90 days after Bouteflika’s resignation.
Michel Hayek made a long list of predictions for Lebanon, the Middle East, and the rest of the world last December, and 2021 is not over yet. For the full list of Hayek‘s predictions, click here.