Algeria’s Bouteflika quits

Algeria’s Bouteflika quits

Algeria’s ailing President Abdelaziz Bouteflika submitted his resignation with immediate effect. The 82-year-old, who has rarely been seen in public since a 2013 stroke, had been clinging to power as pressure mounted for weeks over attempts to prolong his 20-year rule. Crowds of flag-waving people emerged from their homes and converged in the centre of the capital Algiers to celebrate.

Timothy
Timothy
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Good thing he passed on power without violence. let's hope that Algeria can follow the example of Tunisia. I would love to have strong and prosperous democracies south of Europe.

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