The energy industry will predictably express concern at the prospect for the reforms and investor-friendly policies promoted with increasing vigour since Abdelmoumen Ould Kaddour became head of state energy giant Sonatrach in 2017. Buffeted by years of crisis that stalled critical oil and gas projects, it is unlikely any incoming government will wittingly do harm to the Algerian economy’s main source of revenue, but more change seems inevitable.