World|life|April 3, 2019 / 10:55 AM
Algeria's president resigns amid mass protests

AKIPRESS.COM - Algeria's President Abdelaziz Bouteflika is resigning after weeks of mass protests, state media report, BBC reports.

Mr Bouteflika, who has been in power for 20 years, had already dropped plans to seek a fifth term as opposition to his rule grew.

The powerful Algerian army had called for the 82-year-old to be declared incapable of carrying out his duties.

The ailing leader suffered a stroke six years ago and has rarely appeared in public since.

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