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Algeria's Bouteflika: ailing president who clung to power

Alger - Algerian leader Abdelaziz Bouteflika held onto power for some 20 years through a debilitating stroke but the veteran of the independence struggle finally appears to have lost his grip in the face of mass protests.

Algeria's Bouteflika submits resignation: state TV

Alger - Algeria's veteran President Abdelaziz Bouteflika informed the Constitutional Council that he is resigning in a move that is to take effect on Tuesday, state television said, after the military called for his impeachment.

Algeria's Bouteflika to resign before mandate ends

Alger - Algeria's President Abdelaziz Bouteflika will resign before his mandate expires on April 28, his office said on Monday, after a succession of loyalists deserted the ailing leader in recent days.

Bouteflika: Algeria's longest-serving president

Alger - Abdelaziz Bouteflika, who on Monday announced he is pulling out of a bid for a fifth term, is Algeria's longest-serving president and a veteran of the independence struggle who held on to power during years of ill health.

Algeria's Bouteflika pulls out of race for 5th term

Alger - Algeria's President Abdelaziz Bouteflika announced his withdrawal Monday from a bid to win another term in office and postponed an April 18 election, following weeks of protests against his candidacy.

Algeria sends plane to Geneva where Bouteflika being treated

Geneva - An Algerian government plane that transported the country's ailing president Abdelaziz Bouteflika to Switzerland for treatment two weeks ago returned to Geneva Sunday.

Algeria's Bouteflika being treated at Swiss hospital: report

Geneva - Algeria's ailing President Abdelaziz Bouteflika remains at a Swiss hospital as protests grow in his country against his bid for a fifth term, the Tribune de Geneve newspaper reported Wednesday.

Dozens arrested in protests against fifth term for Algeria president

Alger - Security forces arrested 41 people during angry protests that rocked Algeria's capital against ailing President Abdelaziz Bouteflika seeking a fifth term, authorities said Saturday.

Dozens arrested in protests against fifth term for Algeria president

Alger - Security forces arrested 41 people during angry protests that rocked Algeria's capital against ailing President Abdelaziz Bouteflika seeking a fifth term, authorities said Saturday.

Algeria's Bouteflika: highlights of a long presidency

Alger - Algerian President Abdelaziz Bouteflika, reported on Sunday to be seeking a fifth term in April elections, has had a long stint as head of the North African country.

Bouteflika to seek 5th presidential term: Algeria agency

Alger - Algeria's ailing President Abdelaziz Bouteflika is to seek a fifth term in April elections, state media announced Sunday, despite health issues that have kept him largely out of the public eye for years.

Algeria's Bouteflika 'too ill' for fifth term: Islamist opposition

Alger - An Algerian opposition party said Wednesday 81-year-old President Abdelaziz Bouteflika would be unable to handle the demands of a fifth term in office, due to his ill health.

Algeria's Bouteflika: peace architect who has clung to power

Alger - Abdelaziz Bouteflika is Algeria's longest-serving president and a veteran of its independence struggle, who has clung to power for two decades despite years of ill health.

Algeria president back home after Swiss medical tests

Alger - Algeria's frail President Abdelaziz Bouteflika, who suffered a stroke in 2013, returned home Saturday after undergoing a medical check-up in Switzerland, his office said.

Merkel scraps Algiers trip due to Bouteflika poor health

Alger - German Chancellor Angela Merkel called off a visit to Algeria on Monday "at the last minute" because President Abdelaziz Bouteflika was suffering acute bronchitis, the two countries announced.

Algeria's Bouteflika in Geneva for 'routine medical check'

Alger - Algeria's ailing President Abdelaziz Bouteflika travelled to Geneva on Sunday for a "routine medical check", his office announced, at a time of renewed speculation over his health.

Algerian president leaves French hospital after two-day stay

Grenoble - Algerian President Abdelaziz Bouteflika, 77, who has been plagued by ill health since suffering a mini-stroke last year, left France on Saturday after a two-day stay in hospital.

Algeria's Bouteflika, clinging to power despite ill health

Algiers - Algerian President Abdelaziz Bouteflika, admitted to hospital in France for the second time in two years, has a long history of illness and has hardly appeared publicly since his reelection.

Algerian President Bouteflika 'hospitalised in France'

Grenoble - Algerian President Abdelaziz Bouteflika, 77, who has been plagued by ill health since suffering a "mini-stroke" last year, has again been hospitalised in France, a French government source told AFP on Friday.

Algeria's ailing president Bouteflika votes in wheelchair

Algiers - Algeria's ailing President Abdelaziz Bouteflika, running for re-election on Thursday, cast his ballot from a wheelchair at a polling station in Algiers.
 

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