resident Abdelaziz Bouteflika
President Abdelaziz Bouteflika of Algeria in power since 1999

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.

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