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UPDATED: Embattled Algeria’s President Abdelaziz Bouteflika resigning April 28 Updated for 2021

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Updated: February 25, 2021


Embattled Algerian President Abdelaziz Bouteflika would be resigning on April 28, following months of mass protests against his reign, his office said in a statement on Monday.

The statement, carried by the country’s state media, said he would resign before April 28 and take measures “to ensure state institutions continue to function during the transition period.”

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Bouteflika would become the fifth Arab leader to be pushed out of office since the 2011 Arab Spring revolts.

Other autocrats in Egypt, Libya, Tunisia and Yemen were deposed by mass protests.

Bouteflika, who has been confined to a wheelchair since suffering a stroke in 2013 would has been in power for 20 years since 1999.

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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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