Algeria’s President Abdelaziz Bouteflika, pictured here in 2014, will resign before the end of his fourth term, state media said. File photo: AP

Facing mass protests, Algeria’s ailing 82-year-old President Bouteflika will resign before April 28

  • Algeria has been rocked by huge protests since the veteran president announced in February that he was seeking a fifth term in office
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Algeria’s President Abdelaziz Bouteflika, pictured here in 2014, will resign before the end of his fourth term, state media said. File photo: AP
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Algerian President Abdelaziz Bouteflika (L) and Algeria's Chief of Staff General Ahmed Gaid Salah (R). Photo: AFP

Algeria’s powerful army chief wants ailing president declared unfit for office

  • President Abdelaziz Bouteflika said last month he would run for a fifth term in office, despite concerns about his ability to rule, triggering a wave of protests
  • The 82-year-old leader uses a wheelchair and has rarely appeared in public since suffering a stroke in 2013
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Algerian President Abdelaziz Bouteflika (L) and Algeria's Chief of Staff General Ahmed Gaid Salah (R). Photo: AFP
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