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Powerful Algerian party abandons beleaguered Bouteflika

The National Rally for Democracy (RND), a member of the ruling coalition, has joined ruling party officials, unions and business tycoons who have abandoned Bouteflika in recent days, after nearly a month of street demonstrations protests. "The candidacy of president Abdelaziz Bouteflika for a new term was a big mistake," RND spokesman Seddik Chihab told El Bilad TV. "Extra constitutional forces have seized power in the past few years and ruled state affairs outside a legal framework." Boutefl...
Tags: Science, Rnd, Abdelaziz Bouteflika, Bouteflika, National Rally for Democracy RND, Seddik Chihab, El Bilad TV Extra


New Algerian group urges Bouteflika to step down, and army not to interfere

A new Algerian group headed by political leaders, opposition figures and activists has called on President Abdelaziz Bouteflika to step down at the end of his term on April 28, and urged the army not to interfere in politics. In a statement titled "Platform of Change", the National Coordination for Change also pushed the government to resign, after more than three weeks of mass demonstrations against Bouteflika's 20-year rule. Algerian authorities have always been able to manipulate a weak opp...
Tags: Science, Abdelaziz Bouteflika, Bouteflika, National Coordination for Change


Algeria chief of staff says army will tackle crisis

President Abdelaziz Bouteflika bowed to demonstrators last week by announcing that he had reversed a decision to stand for another term. "The army will remain a fortified fortress for the country," the chief of staff, Lieutenant-General Ahmed Gaed Salah, said on state TV. There is no problem without solution." He added: "I’m confident the Algerian people are wise and able to overcome all difficulties." Bouteflika, 82, has ruled for two decades but has rarely been seen in public since sufferi...
Tags: Science, Algeria, Abdelaziz Bouteflika, Bouteflika, Ahmed Gaed Salah


75 protesters arrested, 11 policemen injured in Algiers: police

ALGIERS (Reuters) - A total of 75 protesters were arrested and 11 policemen were slightly injured in demonstrations in the Algerian capital on Friday, police said. Hundreds of thousands of people crammed into central Algiers on Friday in the biggest protests against President Abdelaziz Bouteflika's 20-year rule since unrest began last month. (Reporting by Abdelaziz Boumzar, writing by Hesham Hajali, editing by Andrew Heavens)
Tags: Science, Reuters, Abdelaziz Bouteflika, Algiers, Hesham Hajali, Abdelaziz Boumzar


Sensing advantage, Algeria protest leaders hike pressure for change

Opposition activists have dismissed a decision by President Abdelaziz Bouteflika not to stand for a fifth term as at a half-measure aimed at placating popular anger and doing nothing to address decades of economic and social malaise. Algeria's government on Wednesday declared itself ready for talks with the protesters, saying it sought a ruling system based on "the will of the people". No negotiations," Fodil Boumala, one of the leaders of the demonstrators, told Reuters on Wednesday.
Tags: Science, Algeria, Reuters, Abdelaziz Bouteflika, Fodil Boumala


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

President Abdelaziz Bouteflika on Monday reversed a decision to seek a fifth term in the face of weeks of mass rallies by protesters fed up with authoritarian rule and decades of economic and political stagnation. Earlier, Armed Forces Chief of Staff and deputy defense minister Ahmed Gaed Salah told Ennahar TV the army would preserve Algeria's security "in all circumstances and conditions". Tens of thousands of people from all social classes have demonstrated over the last three weeks against ...
Tags: Science, Algeria, Abdelaziz Bouteflika, Ahmed Gaed Salah, Ennahar, Earlier Armed Forces


Army says it will preserve Algeria's security in all circumstances

Algeria's army will preserve the country's security "in all circumstances and conditions", Deputy Defence Minister Ahmed Gaed Salah told Ennahar TV on Wednesday, amid continuing protests by Algerians demanding rapid political change. Gaed Salah is also the armed forces chief of staff. Ailing President Abdelaziz Bouteflika has abandoned his bid for a fifth term in power but stopped short of stepping down, raising suspicions on the street that he is buying time.
Tags: Science, Army, Algeria, Abdelaziz Bouteflika, Ahmed Gaed Salah, Ennahar TV, Gaed Salah


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 mass protests. Earlier, Armed Forces Chief of Staff and deputy defense minister Ahmed Gaed Salah told Ennahar TV the army would preserve Algeria's security "in all circumstances and conditions".
Tags: Science, Algeria, Abdelaziz Bouteflika, Ahmed Gaed Salah, Ennahar


Veteran diplomat set to guide Algeria's transition after protests

At 85, he is three years older than President Abdelaziz Bouteflika and from the same generation that has presided over Algerian politics since the 1954-62 war of independence against France. Bouteflika yielded to the protests on Monday by postponing elections and dropping plans to stand for a fifth term. Brahimi is now likely to chair a conference planning Algeria's future, a government source said.
Tags: Science, Algeria, Abdelaziz Bouteflika, Brahimi, France Bouteflika


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 government source said on Tuesday. Lakhdar Brahimi, a former foreign minister and U.N. special envoy, is expected to chair the conference, the source told Reuters. It will oversee the transition, draft a new constitution and set the date for elections.
Tags: Science, Algeria, Reuters, Abdelaziz Bouteflika, Bouteflika, Lakhdar Brahimi


Algeria’s Bouteflika will not run for a fifth term

ALGIERS (Reuters) - Algeria's President Abdelaziz Bouteflika will not run for a fifth term, the presidency said on Monday after weeks of protests calling for the ailing leader to step down. The presidency also announced the postponement of a presidential election which had been planned for April. A government reshuffle would take place soon, the presidency said in a statement. ...
Tags: Science, Algeria, Abdelaziz Bouteflika, Algiers, Bouteflika, Reuters Algeria


Algeria's Bouteflika to return to the country on Sunday: source

ALGIERS (Reuters) - Algeria's President Abdelaziz Bouteflika is expected to return to the country on Sunday, a source familiar with the matter told Reuters. The Algerian government plane that took Bouteflika to Geneva for medical treatment last month left Algerian airspace and headed north earlier on Sunday, flight radar applications showed. [nL8N20X055] (Reporting By Lamine Chikhi; Editing by Elaine Hardcastle)
Tags: Science, Geneva, Algeria, Reuters, Abdelaziz Bouteflika, Algiers, Bouteflika, Lamine Chikhi, Reuters Algeria


Train and metro services halted in Algerian capital ahead of protests

Algerian authorities halted train and metro services in the capital Algiers on Friday amid heavy security ahead of expected protests against President Abdelaziz Bouteflika. Tens of thousands of Algerians, tired of the dominance of elderly veterans of the 1954-1962 war of independence against France, have been demanding that Bouteflika step down, but despite ill health, he has submitted his candidacy papers. Mass protests are expected to start in the afternoon.
Tags: Science, France, Abdelaziz Bouteflika, Algiers, Bouteflika


Thousands of Algerians protest against Bouteflika's re-election bid

Thousands of people in cities across Algeria marched on Friday to protest against President Abdelaziz Bouteflika's plan to seek a fifth term and police used tear gas to disperse crowds in the capital. The 81-year-old Bouteflika, in office since 1999, will contest the April 18 presidential election despite concerns over his health. "No to Bouteflika and no to Said," a crowd chanted while marching through the center of Algiers.
Tags: Science, Algeria, Abdelaziz Bouteflika, Bouteflika


Algerian brain drain is pre-election headache for government

The exodus of doctors, engineers and other highly skilled workers is a headache for a government hoping to engage with its largely youthful electorate ahead of the vote on April 18. President Abdelaziz Bouteflika, 81, has not said if he will seek a fifth term, although the ruling FLN party, labor unions and business leaders are urging him on. Many feel disconnected from an elite populated by the veterans of Algeria's 1954-1962 war of independence from France, an era they only know about from t...
Tags: Science, France, Algeria, Abdelaziz Bouteflika, FLN


Algeria to hold presidential election on April 18

Algeria will hold a presidential election on April 18, the presidency said on Friday, although it did not say whether veteran leader Abdelaziz Bouteflika would stand as a candidate. Bouteflika, 81, has been in office since 1999 and has rarely been seen in public since suffering a stroke in 2013, since when he has used a wheelchair. Algeria's ruling coalition has previously urged him to run again for the presidency.
Tags: Science, Algeria, Abdelaziz Bouteflika, Bouteflika



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