Bouteflika is seeking a fifth term

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He does not want to give up the reins of the country. Algerian President Abdelaziz Bouteflika, 82, is running for re-election in the April 18 presidential election, reports Ennahar TV. The documents needed for the case were tabled Sunday at the Constitutional Council, she said. This candidacy has been contested for days by thousands of Algerians who believe that the head of state, victim of a stroke in 2013, is no longer able to run the country. The authorities have not confirmed that Bouteflika was a candidate but the official APS news agency has published its asset declaration, which is formally required in an application file. Tens of thousands of Algerians again took to the streets of Algiers and other cities on Sunday, demanding that the head of state renounce to seek a fifth term.

A demonstration also gathered about 6,000 people in Paris, we learned from the police headquarters. Bouteflika, who has just turned 82 and who, since his stroke in 2013, rarely appears in public, had until Sunday evening to submit to the Constitutional Council documents formalizing his candidacy. He was not required to do it in person, said APS.

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In Algeria, a decisive Sunday for the presidential election
Massive protests in Algeria against Bouteflika's fifth term
What Algerians blame Bouteflika
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In Algeria, a decisive Sunday for the presidential election
Massive protests in Algeria against Bouteflika's fifth term
What Algerians blame Bouteflika