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Algerian president Bouteflika sacks state television head: Ennahar TV

ALGIERS (Reuters) - Algerian President Abdelaziz Bouteflika sacked the head of the state television, Ennahar TV reported on Monday. Lotfi Chriet replaced Toufik Khelladi, Ennahar added. (Reporting by Hamid Ould Ahmed, writing by Nayera Abdallah; Writing by Angus MacSwan)
Tags: Science, Reuters, Abdelaziz Bouteflika, Algiers, Bouteflika, Hamid Ould Ahmed, Ennahar TV, Lotfi Chriet, Toufik Khelladi Ennahar, Nayera Abdallah


‘It’s Time to Break the Chains.’ Algerians Seek a Revolution.

The demonstrations in Algeria have grown larger every week and now seem unstoppable. The protesters demand the ouster of not only President Bouteflika, but his entire system.
Tags: News, Algeria, Demonstrations, Bouteflika, Brahimi, Politics And Government, Protests and Riots, Abdelaziz, Corruption (Institutional, Lakhdar, Algiers (Algeria, National Liberation Front (Algeria


Anti-Bouteflika protests shake Algeria's business community

Bouteflika's long-time strategic partners, from members of the governing FLN party to trade unionists, have abandoned the president, peeling away layers of his ruling elite. The 82-year-old president also relied on influential figures like Ali Haddad, who has made billions through public works projects awarded by the government and investments in the media. "Voices inside the FCE exist and they have publicly called for an extraordinary General Assembly to replace Ali Haddad," said Laid Benamor...
Tags: Science, Algeria, General Assembly, FLN, Bouteflika, Anti Bouteflika, Ali Haddad, Laid Benamor


Bouteflika at bay: Why protesters are taking on Algeria's ruling system

Protesters say this is not enough. The immediate cause was Bouteflika's candidacy. After Bouteflika abandoned plans to stand but stopped short of stepping down -- raising the prospect that he would stay in power for the rest of the year -- the protests swelled.
Tags: Science, Algeria, Bouteflika


Anti-Bouteflika protests shake Algeria business community

Bouteflika's long-time strategic partners, from members of the governing FLN party to trade unionists, have abandoned the president, peeling away layers of his ruling elite. The 82-year-old president also relied on influential figures like Ali Haddad, who has made billions through public works projects awarded by the government and investments in the media. The forum for entrepreneurs has been hit by a series of resignations from members who have turned their backs on Bouteflika since the prot...
Tags: Science, Algeria, FLN, Bouteflika, Anti Bouteflika, Ali Haddad


Struggle for Algeria hits business community

Bouteflika's long-time strategic partners, from members of the governing FLN party to trade unionists, have abandoned the president, peeling away layers of his ruling elite. The 82-year-old president also relied on influential figures like Ali Haddad, who has made billions through public works projects awarded by the government and investments in the media. The forum for entrepreneurs has been hit by a series of resignations from members who have turned their backs on Bouteflika since the prot...
Tags: Science, Algeria, FLN, Bouteflika, Ali Haddad


Algerian army chief, ruling party support protesters

Lieutenant General Ahmed Gaed Salah said that a month of demonstrations had been "marked by the deeds of noble aims and pure intentions, through which the Algerian people has clearly expressed its values ​​and principles of sincere and dedicated work to Allah and the motherland". The comments, made on Tuesday during a tour of a military district and carried by Algerian media on Wednesday, were the clearest signal yet that the army was distancing itself from the ailing Bouteflika, in power for 2...
Tags: Science, FLN, Bouteflika, National Liberation Front, Ahmed Gaed Salah


Algeria general praises public's 'noble aims' in sign of distance from Bouteflika

Lieutenant General Ahmed Gaed Salah said the month had been "marked by the deeds of noble aims and pure intentions, through which the Algerian people has clearly expressed its values ​​and principles of sincere and dedicated work to Allah and the motherland". The general's comments, made on Tuesday during a tour of a military district and carried by Algerian media on Wednesday, came as an influential party in the governing coalition publicly turned on Bouteflika and those around him. Bouteflik...
Tags: Science, Algeria, Bouteflika, Ahmed Gaed Salah, Seddik Chihab, National Rally for Democracy


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


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

In the first direct public message to the generals from leaders emerging from nearly a month of mass protests against Bouteflika, the National Coordination for Change said the military should "play its constitutional role without interfering in the people's choice". Bouteflika, who has ruled for 20 years, bowed to the protesters last week by announcing he would not stand for another term. "We will not stop our pressure until he (Bouteflika) goes," said student Ali Adjimi, 23.
Tags: Science, Algiers, Bouteflika, National Coordination for Change, Ali Adjimi


Algerian protesters continue to demand Bouteflika stand down

ALGIERS, Algeria (AP) — Organizers say 2,000 students, doctors, dentists and veterinarians have marched in the Algerian capital to demand that President Abdelaziz Bouteflika step down. Protesters wearing white coats and stethoscopes marched Tuesday from the central Algiers hospital shouting slogans including “You have ruined Algeria — you must leave,” and “Free and democratic Algeria!” […]
Tags: News, Ap, Nation, Algeria, Abdelaziz Bouteflika, Algiers, Bouteflika, ALGIERS Algeria


Hundreds rally in Algiers as protest leaders tell army to stay away

In the first direct message to the army from leaders emerging from nearly a month of mass protests against Bouteflika, the National Coordination for Change said the military should "play its constitutional role without interfering in the people's choice". "We will not stop our pressure until he (Bouteflika) goes," said student Ali Adjimi, 23. The protest leaders issued their statement titled "Platform of Change" late on Monday, demanding that Bouteflika step down before the end of his term on ...
Tags: Science, Algiers, Bouteflika, National Coordination for Change, Ali Adjimi


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

In the first direct message to the army from leaders emerging from nearly a month of mass protests against Bouteflika, the National Coordination for Change said the military should "play its constitutional role without interfering in the people's choice". Bouteflika, who has ruled for 20 years, bowed to the protesters last week by announcing he would not stand for another term. "We will not stop our pressure until he (Bouteflika) goes," said student Ali Adjimi, 23.
Tags: Science, Algiers, Bouteflika, National Coordination for Change, Ali Adjimi


Algeria protest leaders tell army to stay out of politics

In the first direct message to the army from leaders emerging from mass protests against Bouteflika, the National Coordination for Change said the military should "play its constitutional role without interfering in the people choice". Generals have traditionally wielded power from behind the scenes in Algeria but have stepped in during pivotal moments. In 1992, the army canceled elections an Islamist party was set to win, triggering a long civil war that killed an estimated 200,000 people.
Tags: Science, Algeria, Bouteflika, National Coordination for Change


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's Bouteflika defies pressure to step down immediately

Bouteflika, 82, last week bowed to demonstrators who say he unfit to run Algeria by announcing he had reversed a decision to stand for another term. In a letter reported by Ennahar television, the veteran leader repeated an earlier plan for a national conference to reform the political system, which would be held shortly. The scenario broadly reflects a timetable for change that Bouteflika mapped out on March 11.
Tags: Science, Algeria, Bouteflika


Algerian PM struggles to fill govt in Bouteflika backlash

ALGIERS, Algeria (AP) — New Algerian Prime Minister Noureddine Bedoui is having trouble filling his cabinet as candidates don’t want to associate themselves with President Abdelaziz Bouteflika, the target of monthlong nationwide protests. Public doctors union boss Lyes Merabet declined a meeting on forming the new government, saying Monday “we are for a total break” […]
Tags: News, Ap, Nation, Abdelaziz Bouteflika, Bouteflika, ALGIERS Algeria, Noureddine Bedoui, Lyes Merabet


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


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.
Tags: News, Algeria, Abdelaziz Bouteflika, Bouteflika


Algerian doctors call for protests against Bouteflika

Algerians are desperate for new leaders to replace Bouteflika and other veterans of the 1954-1962 war of independence against France who dominate the country. The changes have brought no halt to demonstrations under way for more than three weeks against a ruling elite viewed as out of touch with a population suffering from economic hardship and corruption. Bouteflika, 82, has rarely been seen in public since a stroke in 2013, and protesters say he is unfit to rule.
Tags: Science, France, Bouteflika


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

"We will not hold discussions with this system, we belong to the people and the people said 'No' to the system," Boualem Amora, one of the leaders of the education sector unions, told reporters. Prime Minister Noureddine Bedoui has promised to create an inclusive government of technocrats, taking in the military and business representatives, in a country dominated by veterans of the 1954-1962 war of independence against France. Many Algerians, who have been demonstrating for more than three we...
Tags: Science, France, Bouteflika, Noureddine Bedoui, Boualem Amora


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.
Tags: News, Algeria, Abdelaziz Bouteflika, Bouteflika


Algerians Stage Largest Protest Yet, Rejecting President’s Offer

Tens of thousands of anti-government protesters packed the streets of the capital, rejecting President Abdelaziz Bouteflika’s offer not to seek a fifth term.
Tags: News, Algeria, Demonstrations, Abdelaziz Bouteflika, Bouteflika, Protests and Riots, Abdelaziz, Algiers (Algeria


Algerian protests against President Bouteflika 'biggest yet'

Thousands of people flood the capital's streets to demand the president's immediate resignation.
Tags: News, Bouteflika


Algerians demand Bouteflika quits in biggest protest yet

Protesters crammed streets and squares in the capital after Friday prayers, many draped in Algeria's red, green and white flag. "Bouteflika and his men must go as soon as possible," said student Yazid Ammari, 23. Reuters journalists estimated the crowd at hundreds of thousands of people but there was no police estimate.
Tags: Science, Algeria, Reuters, Bouteflika, Yazid Ammari


Algerians hold biggest anti-Bouteflika protests

Protesters crammed streets and squares in the capital after Friday prayers, many draped in Algeria's red, green and white flag. "Bouteflika and his men must go as soon as possible," said student Yazid Ammari, 23. Bouteflika on Monday reversed a decision to stand for another term after weeks of demonstrations against him but he stopped short of relinquishing office and said he would stay on until a new constitution is adopted.
Tags: Science, Algeria, Bouteflika, Yazid Ammari


Algeria protests grow as elite distances itself from ailing president

Senior figures in ruling FLN show signs of backing demands for Bouteflika to step downThousands of demonstrators have gathered in the centre of the Algerian capital for a fourth consecutive Friday, as the country’s nascent democracy movement began to search for representatives who can unite protesters in advance of a national conference and elections.With police keeping their distance, crowds gathered at Algiers’ Grande Poste square hours before the scheduled start of a demonstration calling on ...
Tags: Protest, Africa, World news, Middle East and North Africa, Algeria, Abdelaziz Bouteflika, Algiers, FLN, Bouteflika


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.
Tags: News, Bouteflika


Heavy security in Algiers for protests against president

ALGIERS, Algeria (AP) — Riot police vans are lining streets around Algeria’s capital and a helicopter is circling as the country braces for what could be decisive protests against longtime leader Abdelaziz Bouteflika. Students, teachers, judges, unions and others say they are planning to join protests in Algiers and other cities demanding that Bouteflika step […]
Tags: News, Nation, Algeria, Abdelaziz Bouteflika, Algiers, Bouteflika, ALGIERS Algeria


New Algerian premier promises broad government, urges dialogue

Noureddine Bedoui laid out his plans at a news conference in Algiers three days after ailing President Abelaziz Bouteflika announced his decision not to run for a fifth term that would have extended his 20 years in power. Bouteflika's move came after tens of thousands of Algerians staged demonstrations demanding an overhaul of a political system dominated by veterans of the 1954-62 war of independence against colonial power France. "Algerians were expecting Bedoui to provide answers, which he ...
Tags: Science, France, Algiers, Bouteflika, Ahmed Ouyahia, Noureddine Bedoui, Bedoui, Abelaziz Bouteflika, Hassen Zitouni, Reuters NEW GOVERNMENT