The mandate of Algeria’s interim President Abdelkader Bensalah runs out today Tuesday, but he says he’ll carry on until elections are held.

Many Algerians however view him as being too close to the former leader Abdelaziz Bouteflika, who was forced to give up power in April after weeks of protests.

Elections for a new president have been postponed because of continued protests and logistical difficulties.

Associate Professor of Political Science at St John’s University in New York, Azzedine Layachi said that a caretaker government could break the deadlock.