BREAKING: I will not run for fifth term – Algeria’s embattled president

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Abdelaziz Bouteflika, the embattled President of Algeria said on Monday that he would not seek a fifth term in office, following nationwide protests that began last year.

Algerian authorities also announced that elections scheduled for April will be delayed until an interim leadership can plan for a new vote.

Tens of thousands of Algerians have been protesting against the reelection plans of Bouteflika who has been confined to a wheelchair since suffering a stroke in 2013.

Simon Ateba | Today News Africa
Simon Ateba | Today News Africa
Born in a small village in Cameroon, groomed in Nigeria's most populous city of Lagos, and now in Washington D.C. to practice journalism at a global level, Simon is an investigative journalist and publisher of TODAY NEWS AFRICA based in Washington DC
Simon Ateba | Today News Africa
Simon Ateba | Today News Africa
Born in a small village in Cameroon, groomed in Nigeria's most populous city of Lagos, and now in Washington D.C. to practice journalism at a global level, Simon is an investigative journalist and publisher of TODAY NEWS AFRICA based in Washington DC

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