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Bouteflika asks Algerian for "forgiveness"

Image copyright Getty Images Caption "To make mistakes, ask forgiveness." for every failure, "wrote President Bouteflika Outgoing Algerian President Abdelaziz Bouteflika has asked his country for "forgiveness" in a letter published by the Algerian press service. The 20-year ruling president said he was "proud" of his contributions but acknowledged that he had failed "in the service of 19459026". He added …

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Algerian President Bouteflika resigns after weeks of protests, under pressure from the army

FILE – In this photo from May 4, 2017, Algerian President Abdelaziz Bouteflika is preparing the election in Algiers. (AP Photo / Sidali Djarboub, file) ALGIERS, Algeria – Algerian President Abdelaziz Bouteflika resigned on Tuesday after serving 20 years. For six weeks, nationwide protests aimed to force him and his much-criticized inner circle of power to create a true democracy …

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Abdelaziz Bouteflika from Algeria returns after mass protests | news

Algerian President Abdelaziz Bouteflika resigned with immediate effect, according to state media, and had given up power in the face of massive street protests against his 20-year reign. The ailing, 82-year-old leader announced that he is kicking in a letter released Tuesday by the APS news agency, just hours after the army chief demanded immediate action to remove him from …

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Algerian President Abdelaziz Bouteflika resigns

Image copyright AFP / Getty Caption President Abdelaziz Bouteflika has headed Algeria since 1999 Algerian President Abdelaziz Bouteflika has resigned after weeks of mass protests, according to state news agency APS. Mr Bouteflika, who had been in power for 20 years, had already given up plans to seek a fifth term as resistance to his rule grew. The powerful Algerian …

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Algeria's Bouteflika will resign until April 28: state media | news

Algerian President Abdelaziz Bouteflika will step down before the end of his fourth term on April 28, according to a statement by the official news agency APS. The President will "take steps to ensure that state institutions continue to function during the transitional period," said the statement issued on Monday, adding that "his resignation would occur before 28 April 2019". …

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Algeria: Hundreds of thousands march on the removal of President Bouteflika

Copyright EPA Caption Protesters demand the resignation of President Bouteflika Hundreds of thousands of people have taken to the streets in Algeria to demand the resignation of President Abdelaziz Bouteflika. According to estimates, the population in Algiers reached one million people. It is the sixth Friday in a row that mass protests are going on against the government in the …

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Algeria's army chief demands that Bouteflika be declared incapacitated

Algerian army chief Ahmed Gaid Salah has demanded that President Abdelaziz Bouteflika be declared incapable of government after weeks of protests over the failure of the head of state to seek a fifth term. Although Bouteflika later reversed his decision, the 82-year-old postponed the April election and said he would remain in power until the passage of a new constitution, …

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Algerian President Abdelaziz Bouteflika closes his bid for the fifth term

Image copyright AFP Caption Abdelaziz Bouteflika, pictured here, has not spoken since 2014 Algerian President Abdelaziz Bouteflika postponed the presidential election on 18 April and said he would not seek a fifth term. The candidacy of President Bouteflika has led to mass protests in Algeria in recent weeks. He has led Algeria for 20 years, but was rarely seen in …

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Aircraft with Bouteflika "lands in Algeria" | news

A government plane believed to be transporting Algerian President Abdelaziz Bouteflika has landed on an air force base southwest of the capital, Algiers, according to local media reports. The plane flew from the Swiss town of Boufarik to the Boufarik military airbase in Geneva on Sunday, where the 82-year-old leader, whose application for a fifth term with unprecedented protests was …

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Algeria closes universities since Bouteflika | news

Universities across Algeria will close two weeks before a scheduled holiday, authorities said. Obviously, she tried to defuse student-led protests against ill President Abdelaziz Bouteflika, who is seeking a fifth term. The Ministry's decision on Saturday came one day after tens of thousands of demonstrators packed the center of Algiers to challenge the twenty-year rule of the ailing leader in …

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