BREAKING: I will not run for fifth term – Algeria’s embattled president Updated for 2021

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Updated: March 6, 2021


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.

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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.

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Simon Ateba
Simon Ateba
Simon Ateba covers the White House, the U.S. government, the International Monetary Fund, the World Bank and other financial and international institutions for Today News Africa in Washington D.C. Simon can be reached on simonateba@todaynewsafrica.com

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