Algeria’s president of two decades abandoned his bid for a fifth term Monday following unprecedented protests over his fitness for office. File photo: EPA

Algeria’s ailing 82-year-old President Bouteflika drops bid for fifth term amid mass protests

  • Celebrations erupt on the streets of the Algerian capital as the news spread
  • Some critics worry he intends to hold on to power
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Algeria’s president of two decades abandoned his bid for a fifth term Monday following unprecedented protests over his fitness for office. File photo: EPA
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