Algerian President will not seek fifth term and called for a national conference to draft a new constitution by the end of 2019
By 12 March
Algerian president Abdelaziz Bouteflika (photo credit: Ryad Kramdi/AFP/Getty Images)
Algerian president Abdelaziz Bouteflika abandoned his bid for a fifth term in power on Monday, bowing to weeks of mass demonstrations against his 20-year rule by people demanding a new era of politics in a country dominated by the old guard. In a series of announcements on Monday evening, the presidency said the election, previously set for April, would be postponed. A new constitution would be submitted to the public for a referendum.
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