Algerian President Bouteflika Ends His 20-Year Rule
The Algerian presidency says long-time leader Abdelaziz Bouteflika, who is 82, will not seek a fifth term as president, despite filing the paperwork to do so. The presidency also announced that elections, initially scheduled for April 18, will be postponed. Algerian media also reported that Bouteflika has named Interior Minister Noureddine Bedoui as the country's new prime minister and charged him with forming a new government.
President Abdelaziz Bouteflika casts his ballot in Algeria's 2012 legislative election (file photo).
Deutsche Welle, 12 March 2019
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VOA, 12 March 2019
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