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Reports: Algeria’s Bouteflika may step down on 28 April

Algerian President AbdelAziz Bouteflika [FIle photo]
Algeria's ousted President AbdelAziz Bouteflika [FIle photo]

Algerian President Abdelaziz Bouteflika may step down on 28 April when his fourth term ends, local media reported on Tuesday.

Algeria’s Ennahar newspaper quoted sources close to the Algerian Presidential Alliance as saying that Bouteflika plans to complete the last few days of his term then leave office on 28 April.

According to the same sources, Bouteflika will step down either by voluntarily resigning days before the end of his term or in accordance with Article 102 of the constitution citing inability to exercise his presidential duties due to his health.

READ: Powerful Algeria party abandons Bouteflika

According to Ennahar, observers have ruled out both possibilities.

Meanwhile, Al-Araby Al-Jadeed news site yesterday quoted local media as saying that Bouteflika may resign today.

Algeria’s Bouteflika will not run for a fifth term - Cartoon [Arabi21News]

Algeria’s Bouteflika will not run for a fifth term – Cartoon [Arabi21News]

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