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An influential Algerian party that was a long-time supporter of Abdelaziz Bouteflika has criticized the ailing president for seeking to stay in power.
Hundreds of thousands of Algerians rallied to demand the immediate resignation of President Abdelaziz Bouteflika, fighting for his political survival.
Algeria’s new Deputy Prime Minister Ramtane Lamamra says that President Abdel Aziz has vowed to hand over power to whoever is elected to succeed him.
Algeria’s Bouteflika defies pressure to step down immediately insisting to elect successor only after national conference and approval of new constitution.
Hundreds of thousands of people crammed into central Algiers on Friday, Reuters witnesses said, in the biggest protests against Bouteflika’s 20-year rule.
Brahimi, veteran diplomat expected to steer Algeria’s political transition, has won respect from foreign leaders and his country’s political elite.
Algeria is buffeted by serious winds of change, massive protests morphing into the biggest challenge facing its aging government in nearly three decades.
Algerian president Abdelaziz Bouteflika landed in Algeria Sunday amid protests against his bid for a fifth term as president.
More than 1,000 judges said they would refuse to oversee Algeria’s election next month if President Abdelaziz Bouteflika contests it.