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President of Algeria

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Abdelaziz Bouteflika: President of Algeria
Abdelaziz Bouteflika, born 2 March 1937, is an Algerian politician who has been the fifth President of Algeria since 1999. He was Minister of Foreign Affairs from 1963 to 1979. As President, he presided over the end of the bloody Algerian Civil War in 2002, and he ended emergency rule in February 2011 amidst regional unrest. He was the president of the United Nations General Assembly for a term in 1974.

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Thousands demonstrate in Algiers as protest leaders tell army to stay away

Thousands of students, university professors and health workers rallied in Algiers on Tuesday calling for President Abdelaziz Bouteflika to quit, and a new group headed by activists and opposition..
Reuters - Published

Algeria's Bouteflika defies pressure to step down immediately

algeria's bouteflika defies pressure to step down immediately
ALGIERS — Algerian President Abdelaziz Bouteflika on Monday again defied mass protests calling for his immediate resignation, insisting on a plan to elect a successor only after a national conference..
WorldNews - Published Also reported by •France 24FirstpostReuters

Videos for Abdelaziz Bouteflika

Algeria risks further political unrest as protests persist [Video]Algeria risks further political unrest as protests persist

Many oppose President Abdelaziz Bouteflika's plan to stay in power beyond end of his term.

Credit: Al Jazeera STUDIO     Duration: 02:30Published

Thousands of doctors and students protest against Algerian government [Video]Thousands of doctors and students protest against Algerian government

Thousands of students, university professors and health workers rallied in Algiers on Tuesday, demanding President Abdelaziz Bouteflika's resignation after 20 years in power. Rough cut (no reporter..

Credit: Reuters Studio     Duration: 00:45Published

Algerians Want President Abdelaziz Bouteflika To Quit [Video]Algerians Want President Abdelaziz Bouteflika To Quit

ALGIERS (Reuters) - A new group headed by political leaders, opposition figures and activists called on Algeria’s powerful generals to stay out of politics as it pressed President Abdelaziz..

Credit: Wochit News     Duration: 00:52Published

Group Wants Algerian President To Step Down [Video]Group Wants Algerian President To Step Down

People carry their national flags as they protest over President Abdelaziz Bouteflika's decision to postpone elections and extend his fourth term in office, in Algiers, Algeria March 15, 2019...

Credit: Wochit News     Duration: 00:48Published

Algiers Sees Major Rallies [Video]Algiers Sees Major Rallies

ALGIERS (Reuters) - Hundreds of students and doctors rallied in Algiers on Tuesday calling for President Abdelaziz Bouteflika to quit, as a new group headed by activists and opposition figures told the..

Credit: Wochit News     Duration: 00:41Published

Algerians return to streets in biggest protest against ailing president [Video]Algerians return to streets in biggest protest against ailing president

Hundreds of thousands of demonstrators gathered in Algeria's capital on Friday in the biggest protest yet to call on 82-year-old president, Abdelaziz Bouteflika, to step down after two decades in power

Credit: euronews (in English)     Duration: 00:42Published

Algeria protests continue despite Bouteflika reform promises [Video]Algeria protests continue despite Bouteflika reform promises

President Abdelaziz Bouteflika's hopes of curbing the anger in Algeria are quashed as mass protests gather in Algiers and other cities.

Credit: Al Jazeera STUDIO     Duration: 02:37Published

Algerians hold biggest anti-Bouteflika protests [Video]Algerians hold biggest anti-Bouteflika protests

Demonstrators of all ages took to the streets of Algiers once more to demand Bouteflika's resignation. Rough cut (no reporter narration)

Credit: Reuters Studio     Duration: 00:57Published

New Algerian prime minister to form 'technocratic government' [Video]New Algerian prime minister to form 'technocratic government'

Noureddine Bedoui says he will work on reforms after President Bouteflika opted out of April polls in face of protests.

Credit: Al Jazeera STUDIO     Duration: 02:00Published

Demonstrators demand Bouteflika's immediate departure [Video]Demonstrators demand Bouteflika's immediate departure

Algerian president's move not to stand for fifth term fails to satisfy protesters as elections indefinitely postponed.

Credit: Al Jazeera STUDIO     Duration: 02:24Published

Protesters demand quick political change in Algeria [Video]Protesters demand quick political change in Algeria

Algerian students gathered in central Algiers on Tuesday (March 12) demanding immediate political changes a day after ailing President Abelaziz Bouteflika abandoned his bid for a fifth term in power..

Credit: Reuters Studio     Duration: 00:45Published

Algeria's Bouteflika says he will not run for fifth term, postpones presidential elections [Video]Algeria's Bouteflika says he will not run for fifth term, postpones presidential elections

Algeria's Bouteflika says he will not run for fifth term, postpones presidential elections

Credit: euronews (in English)     Duration: 00:54Published

Algeria's Bouteflika will not seek fifth term, delays elections [Video]Algeria's Bouteflika will not seek fifth term, delays elections

Announcement carried by state media comes amid mass demonstrations against ailing leader's plan to extend 20-year rule.

Credit: Al Jazeera STUDIO     Duration: 02:37Published

Algerians Celebrate President Abdelaziz Bouteflika's Decision Not to Seek Fifth Term [Video]Algerians Celebrate President Abdelaziz Bouteflika's Decision Not to Seek Fifth Term

Algerians celebrated in the streets after President Abdelaziz Bouteflika bowed to unprecedented public protests Monday and promised not to seek a fifth term after 20 years in power.

Credit: Time     Duration: 01:13Published

Algerian President Drops Out of Presidential Race [Video]Algerian President Drops Out of Presidential Race

President Abdelaziz Bouteflika said he won't seek a fifth term and that April's election has been postponed.

Credit: Newsy Studio     Duration: 00:47Published

Protests force Algeria leader from re-election bid [Video]Protests force Algeria leader from re-election bid

Algeria's ailing President Abdelaziz Bouteflika announced on Monday that he had reversed his decision to seek a fifth term, bowing to weeks of mass demonstrations against his rule. Saskia O'Donoghue..

Credit: Reuters Studio     Duration: 01:13Published

Looking back at the political life of Algeria’s Abdelaziz Bouteflika [Video]Looking back at the political life of Algeria’s Abdelaziz Bouteflika

The 82-year-old’s decision to withdraw from the upcoming presidential race comes amid widespread anger over his candidacy.

Credit: Al Jazeera STUDIO     Duration: 03:36Published

Protests force Algeria leader from reelection bid [Video]Protests force Algeria leader from reelection bid

Algeria's ailing President Abdelaziz Bouteflika announced on Monday that he had reversed his decision to seek a fifth term, bowing to weeks of mass demonstrations against his rule. Saskia O'Donoghue..

Credit: Reuters Studio     Duration: 01:13Published

President Bouteflika arrives back in Algiers amid protests [Video]President Bouteflika arrives back in Algiers amid protests

President Bouteflika arrives back in Algiers amid protests

Credit: euronews (in English)     Duration: 01:33Published

Algeria's Bouteflika arrives home to mass protests [Video]Algeria's Bouteflika arrives home to mass protests

President Abdelaziz Bouteflika returned to Algeria on Sunday (March 10) after two weeks in a Swiss hospital as he faces significant protests that pose a threat to his 20-year rule. Saskia O'Donoghue..

Credit: Reuters Studio     Duration: 01:20Published

Thousands of Algerians protesting in Paris reject new term for Bouteflika [Video]Thousands of Algerians protesting in Paris reject new term for Bouteflika

Police say up to 10,000 people were at the demonstration, adding to protests in Algeria against the country's president announcing he'll run for a fifth term. Rough cut (no reporter narration)

Credit: Reuters Studio     Duration: 00:59Published

Presidential plane lands in Algeria amid ongoing anti-government protests [Video]Presidential plane lands in Algeria amid ongoing anti-government protests

Algeria's presidential plane landed at a military airport south west of Algiers on Sunday afternoon after leaving Geneva earlier in the day. It is not clear if Algerian President Abdelaziz Bouteflika..

Credit: euronews (in English)     Duration: 00:35Published

Algeria's Bouteflika set to head back to protests [Video]Algeria's Bouteflika set to head back to protests

President Abdelaziz Bouteflika is expected to return to Algeria on Sunday after two weeks in a Swiss hospital as he faces mass protests that pose the biggest threat to his 20-year rule. Saskia..

Credit: Reuters Studio     Duration: 01:28Published

Thousands of Algerian students protest as Bouteflika prepares to return home [Video]Thousands of Algerian students protest as Bouteflika prepares to return home

The demonstrations over President Abdelaziz Bouteflika's 20-year-old rule mark the most significant in the capital of Algiers in 28 years. Rough cut (no reporter narration)

Credit: Reuters Studio     Duration: 00:53Published

Algerian government plane lands in Geneva as Bouteflika to depart - source [Video]Algerian government plane lands in Geneva as Bouteflika to depart - source

An Algerian government plane landed at Geneva's Cointrin airport on Sunday after a source in Algiers said President Abdelaziz Bouteflika was expected to return home after two weeks in the Swiss city's..

Credit: Reuters Studio     Duration: 00:44Published

 

Algeria protest leaders tell army to stay out of politics

A new group headed by political leaders, opposition figures and activists called on Algeria's powerful generals to stay out of politics as it pressed President Abdelaziz Bouteflika and the government..
Reuters - Published

New Algerian opposition group urges Bouteflika to step down

A new Algerian group headed by political leaders, opposition figures and activists on Tuesday called on President Abdelaziz Bouteflika to step down at the end of his term on April 28, and urged the..
France 24 - Published Also reported by •Reuters

Doctors Call For Mass Protests On Algeria's Independence Day Against Bouteflika

doctors call for mass protests on algeria's independence day against bouteflika
The independent Collective of Algerian Medical Residents (CAMRA) called for mass protests on Algeria's independence day celebrations on Tuesday to increase pressure on the country's president who..
WorldNews - Published

Algerian doctors call for protests against Bouteflika

Algeria's doctors have called for mass protests against Abdulaziz Bouteflika during the country's independence day celebrations on Tuesday, ratcheting up pressure on the ailing president who is..
Reuters - Published

Algerian unions refuse to support PM's efforts to form government

Thirteen Algerian unions have refused to back newly-appointed Prime Minister Noureddine Bedoui's efforts to form a government he hopes will placate protesters who are pressuring President Abdelaziz..
Reuters - Published

Algeria's President Bouteflika is going - but that's not enough for protesters

algeria's president bouteflika is going - but that's not enough for protesters
After 20 years in power, Abdelaziz Bouteflika says he will stand down - but protesters are not satisfied.
BBC News - Published

Algeria PM starts talks on new cabinet as gas field workers protest

Algeria's newly-appointed prime minister has started talks to form a new government, state media reported on Sunday, in a move designed to placate protesters demanding President Abdel Aziz Bouteflika..
Reuters - Published

After weeks of protests, Algeria PM starts talks on new government

Algeria's newly-appointed prime minister has started talks to form a new government, the state news agency reported on Sunday, in a move designed to appease protesters demanding President Abdel Aziz..
Reuters - Published

Has the World Been Ignoring an Almost Decade-Long “African Spring”?

has the world been ignoring an almost decade-long “african spring”?
The announcement that Algerian President Bouteflika won’t run for re-election but will instead postpone the upcoming vote until the conclusion of his recently decreed comprehensive constitutional..
WorldNews - Published

Algerians demand Bouteflika quits in biggest protest yet

By Lamine Chikhi and Hamid Ould Ahmed ALGIERS (Reuters) - Hundreds of thousands of people protested in central Algiers on Friday in the biggest demonstration against President Abdelaziz Bouteflika's..
Firstpost - Published Also reported by •Reuters

Algerians Hold Biggest Anti-Bouteflika Protests

algerians hold biggest anti-bouteflika protests
Hundreds of thousands of people crammed into central Algiers on Friday, Reuters witnesses said, in the biggest protests against President Abdelaziz Bouteflika's 20-year rule since unrest began last..
WorldNews - Published Also reported by •Reuters

Algerians call for Bouteflika resignation despite poll delay

algerians call for bouteflika resignation despite poll delay
Thousands calls for the president to leave now even though he has withdrawn his re-election bid.
BBC News - Published

Week in Review: Jihadi brides, a Brexit rollercoaster & going vegan to save the planet

Algeria mulls a future without President Abdelaziz Bouteflika, the World Wide Web turns 30 and the French state is taken to court for its inaction on climate change. Also, the 25th anniversary of..
France 24 - Published

Algeria ruling party turns on Bouteflika as new protests mount: he is 'history'

Algeria's ruling FLN party showed more signs of turning its back on Abdelaziz Bouteflika as new protests against him began on Friday, with one senior party figure saying in an interview overnight the..
Reuters - Published

Algerians to keep up pressure on Bouteflika with fresh protests

Riot police vans are lining the street of Algiers on Friday as the country braces for a new wave of demonstrations that could be decisive for the protest movement calling for President Abdelaziz..
France 24 - Published

Tunisia and Morocco quietly 'uneasy' with Algeria's popular movement

Since protests against a fifth mandate for Algerian President Abdelaziz Bouteflika began on February 16, neighbouring Tunisia and Morocco have been watching the situation with caution and anxiety.
France 24 - Published

Algeria set for fresh protests as Bouteflika loses another ally

algeria set for fresh protests as bouteflika loses another ally
A senior member of Algeria’s ruling FLN says that President Abdelaziz Bouteflika is history and the party must look forward and support demonstrators, just a week after the ailing octogenarian leader..
WorldNews - Published

A leader of Algeria's ruling FLN party says Bouteflika is 'history now'

A Leader of Algeria's ruling FLN party said that President Abdelaziz Bouteflika, who has announced he will not stand for another term after mass protests, "is history now" and the party has to look..
Reuters - Published

Algeria leaders ready to discuss system based on "will of the people"

By Lamine Chikhi and Hamid Ould Ahmed ALGIERS (Reuters) - Algeria's government on Wednesday declared itself ready for talks with protesters seeking rapid political change, saying it sought a ruling..
Firstpost - Published

Algeria’s government ready for dialogue with opposition -Deputy PM

Algeria's government is ready for dialogue with the opposition, its Deputy Prime Minister said on Wednesday, after President Abdelaziz Bouteflika reversed a decision to seek a fifth term in the face of..
Reuters - Published

In Algeria, opposition meets, teachers protest, and tension simmers

Algerian opposition leaders found rare common ground Wednesday and called for continued mass protests against President Abdelaziz Bouteflika, accusing him of flouting the constitution to cling to..
France 24 - Published

Hungry for change, Algerians press old guard to step aside

By Lamine Chikhi and Hamid Ould Ahmed ALGIERS (Reuters) - Thousands demonstrated in Algeria on Tuesday, demanding immediate political changes a day after ailing President Abdelaziz Bouteflika abandoned..
Firstpost - Published

Veteran diplomat set to guide Algeria's transition after protests

By Aidan Lewis CAIRO (Reuters) - Lakhdar Brahimi, the veteran diplomat who is expected to steer Algeria's political transition after mass protests, has won respect from foreign leaders and his..
Firstpost - Published

U.S. says it backs Algerian efforts to chart new path after Bouteflika

The U.S. State Department, responding to Algerian President Abdelaziz Bouteflika's decision not to seek a fifth term in office, said on Tuesday it supported the country's efforts to chart a new path..
Reuters - Published

Algeria protests continue after Bouteflika drops fifth term bid

algeria protests continue after bouteflika drops fifth term bid
Protesters march again in Algiers despite President Bouteflika's decision not to seek a fifth term.
BBC News - Published

Algeria protests against Bouteflika continue despite talks

algeria protests against bouteflika continue despite talks
Protesters accuse President Abdelaziz Bouteflika of a ploy to prolong his 20-year rule.
BBC News - Published

Macron urges reasonable Algeria transition time

macron urges reasonable algeria transition time
Djibouti: French President Emmanuel Macron urged Algerian authorities to organise a “reasonable” transition after President Abdul Aziz Bouteflika dropped a bid for a fifth term in office and..
WorldNews - Published

Diplomat, protesters to plan Algeria's future after Bouteflika: source

A veteran Algerian diplomat and protest groups will join a conference planning the country's future after President Abdelaziz Bouteflika yielded to mass demonstrations and agreed not to run again, a..
Reuters - Published

In pictures: Jubilation in Algiers as Bouteflika protests bear fruit

Algerians took to the streets on Monday night to celebrate 82-year-old President Abdelaziz Bouteflika's decision to drop his bid for a fifth term in office. The joyous scenes followed weeks of protests..
France 24 - Published

Algerians ‘sceptical’ as Bouteflika abandons bid for fifth term

Algerian President Abdelaziz Bouteflika’s announcement on Monday that he would not seek a fifth term in office left many shocked. Yet there was also concern that his decision to postpone the..
France 24 - Published

Macron calls for 'reasonable' transition period in Algeria

France's Emmanuel Macron on Tuesday said Algerian President Abdelaziz Bouteflika's decision to abandon his quest for a fifth term in power opened a new chapter in the country's history and called for a..
Reuters - Published

Celebrations erupt after Algerian president drops fifth term bid

celebrations erupt after algerian president drops fifth term bid
Hundreds celebrate on the streets of Algiers over ailing President Abdelaziz Bouteflika's decision to drop his bid for a fifth term.
BBC News - Published

Algeria's Bouteflika abandons re-election bid after weeks of protest

By Lamine Chikhi and Hamid Ould Ahmed ALGIERS (Reuters) - Algerian President Abdelaziz Bouteflika abandoned his bid for a fifth term in power on Monday, bowing to weeks of mass demonstrations against..
Firstpost - Published Also reported by •Reuters

Algeria's Bouteflika - from revolutionary to ailing recluse

By Lamine Chikhi ALGIERS (Reuters) - President Abdelaziz Bouteflika, a veteran of Algeria's war for independence who has ruled for two decades, announced on Monday he had reversed his decision to seek..
Firstpost - Published

Beset by protests, Algeria's Bouteflika will not seek new term

By Lamine Chikhi and Hamid Ould Ahmed ALGIERS (Reuters) - Algeria's ailing President Abdelaziz Bouteflika announced on Monday that he had reversed his decision to seek a fifth term, bowing to weeks of..
Firstpost - Published

Algerians celebrate as Bouteflika abandons plan to seek new term

By Lamine Chikhi and Hamid Ould Ahmed ALGIERS (Reuters) - Algerians took to the streets in celebration on Monday evening after ailing President Abdelaziz Bouteflika announced that he had abandoned his..
Firstpost - Published

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