Algeria’s Bouteflika to seek re-election in 2019

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In this file handout picture released by the official Algerian Press Service (APS), Algerian President Abdelaziz Bouteflika arrives for the inauguration of a mosque and the extension of the Algiers metro, in the capital Algiers, on April 9, 2018. – Algeria’s frail President Abdelaziz Bouteflika, in power since 1999, will stand for a fifth term at elections next year, the head of his party said on October 28. National Liberation Front chief Djamel Ould Abbes said Bouteflika, who suffered a stroke in 2013, would be the party’s candidate at the vote set for April 2019, state news agency APS reported. Bouteflika, 81, has yet to officially announce his candidacy. (Photo by Handout / various sources / AFP) /

Algeria’s frail President Abdelaziz Bouteflika, in power since 1999, will stand for a fifth term at elections next year, the head of his party said Sunday.

National Liberation Front chief Djamel Ould Abbes said Bouteflika, who suffered a stroke in 2013, would be the party’s candidate at the vote set for April 2019, state news agency APS reported.

Bouteflika, 81, has yet to officially announce his candidacy.

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