Abdelaziz Bouteflika

President of Algeria

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Abdelaziz Bouteflika, born 2 March 1937, is an Algerian politician who has been the fifth President of Algeria since 1999. He was Minister of Foreign Affairs from 1963 to 1979. As President, he presided over the end of the bloody Algerian Civil War in 2002, and he ended emergency rule in February 2011 amidst regional unrest. He was the president of the United Nations General Assembly for a term in 1974.

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The independent Collective of Algerian Medical Residents (CAMRA) called for mass protests on Algeria's independence day celebrations on Tuesday to increase..
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Algeria's doctors have called for mass protests against Abdulaziz Bouteflika during the country's independence day celebrations on Tuesday, ratcheting up..
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Thirteen Algerian unions have refused to back newly-appointed Prime Minister Noureddine Bedoui's efforts to form a government he hopes will placate protesters..
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After 20 years in power, Abdelaziz Bouteflika says he will stand down - but protesters are not satisfied.
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Algeria's newly-appointed prime minister has started talks to form a new government, state media reported on Sunday, in a move designed to placate protesters..
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Algeria's newly-appointed prime minister has started talks to form a new government, the state news agency reported on Sunday, in a move designed to appease..
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Algeria's newly-appointed prime minister has started talks to form a new government, the state news agency reported on Sunday, in a move designed to appease..
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The announcement that Algerian President Bouteflika won’t run for re-election but will instead postpone the upcoming vote until the conclusion of his recently..
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By Lamine Chikhi and Hamid Ould Ahmed ALGIERS (Reuters) - Hundreds of thousands of people protested in central Algiers on Friday in the biggest demonstration..
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Hundreds of thousands of people crammed into central Algiers on Friday, Reuters witnesses said, in the biggest protests against President Abdelaziz Bouteflika's..
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Hundreds of thousands of people protested in central Algiers on Friday in the biggest demonstration against President Abdelaziz Bouteflika's 20-year rule since..
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Thousands calls for the president to leave now even though he has withdrawn his re-election bid.
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Algeria mulls a future without President Abdelaziz Bouteflika, the World Wide Web turns 30 and the French state is taken to court for its inaction on climate..
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Algeria's ruling FLN party showed more signs of turning its back on Abdelaziz Bouteflika as new protests against him began on Friday, with one senior party..
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Riot police vans are lining the street of Algiers on Friday as the country braces for a new wave of demonstrations that could be decisive for the protest..
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Algeria's ruling FLN party showed more signs of turning its back on Abdelaziz Bouteflika as new protests against him began on Friday, with one senior party..
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Since protests against a fifth mandate for Algerian President Abdelaziz Bouteflika began on February 16, neighbouring Tunisia and Morocco have been watching the..
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A senior member of Algeria’s ruling FLN says that President Abdelaziz Bouteflika is history and the party must look forward and support demonstrators, just a..
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Algeria's ruling FLN party showed more signs of turning its back on President Abdelaziz Bouteflika on Friday, with one senior party figure saying in an interview..
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A Leader of Algeria's ruling FLN party said that President Abdelaziz Bouteflika, who has announced he will not stand for another term after mass protests, "is..
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By Lamine Chikhi and Hamid Ould Ahmed ALGIERS (Reuters) - Algeria's government on Wednesday declared itself ready for talks with protesters seeking rapid..
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Algeria's government is ready for dialogue with the opposition, its Deputy Prime Minister said on Wednesday, after President Abdelaziz Bouteflika reversed a..
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Algerian opposition leaders found rare common ground Wednesday and called for continued mass protests against President Abdelaziz Bouteflika, accusing him of..
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By Lamine Chikhi and Hamid Ould Ahmed ALGIERS (Reuters) - Thousands demonstrated in Algeria on Tuesday, demanding immediate political changes a day after ailing..
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By Aidan Lewis CAIRO (Reuters) - Lakhdar Brahimi, the veteran diplomat who is expected to steer Algeria's political transition after mass protests, has won..
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The U.S. State Department, responding to Algerian President Abdelaziz Bouteflika's decision not to seek a fifth term in office, said on Tuesday it supported the..
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Protesters march again in Algiers despite President Bouteflika's decision not to seek a fifth term.
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Protesters accuse President Abdelaziz Bouteflika of a ploy to prolong his 20-year rule.
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Djibouti: French President Emmanuel Macron urged Algerian authorities to organise a “reasonable” transition after President Abdul Aziz Bouteflika dropped a..
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A veteran Algerian diplomat and protest groups will join a conference planning the country's future after President Abdelaziz Bouteflika yielded to mass..
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Algerians took to the streets on Monday night to celebrate 82-year-old President Abdelaziz Bouteflika's decision to drop his bid for a fifth term in office. The..
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Algerian President Abdelaziz Bouteflika’s announcement on Monday that he would not seek a fifth term in office left many shocked. Yet there was also concern..
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France's Emmanuel Macron on Tuesday said Algerian President Abdelaziz Bouteflika's decision to abandon his quest for a fifth term in power opened a new chapter..
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Hundreds celebrate on the streets of Algiers over ailing President Abdelaziz Bouteflika's decision to drop his bid for a fifth term.
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By Lamine Chikhi and Hamid Ould Ahmed ALGIERS (Reuters) - Algeria's ailing President Abdelaziz Bouteflika announced on Monday that he had reversed his decision..
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By Lamine Chikhi ALGIERS (Reuters) - President Abdelaziz Bouteflika, a veteran of Algeria's war for independence who has ruled for two decades, announced on..
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By Lamine Chikhi and Hamid Ould Ahmed ALGIERS (Reuters) - Algerian President Abdelaziz Bouteflika abandoned his bid for a fifth term in power on Monday, bowing..
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By Lamine Chikhi and Hamid Ould Ahmed ALGIERS (Reuters) - Algerians took to the streets in celebration on Monday evening after ailing President Abdelaziz..
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France's Foreign Minister Jean-Yves Le Drian said on Monday he welcomed Algerian President Abdelaziz Bouteflika's announcement that he would not seek a fifth..
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Algerian President Abdelaziz Bouteflika is seen while voting at a polling station Algiers during local elections, in this file picture taken on November 23, 2017..
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Algeria's President Abdelaziz Bouteflika will not run for a fifth term, the presidency announced Monday following weeks of mass protests across the country. The..
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Algeria's President Abdelaziz Bouteflika will not run for a fifth term, the presidency said on Monday after weeks of protests calling for the ailing leader to..
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Abdelaziz Bouteflika pulls out of the presidential election race amid nationwide protests.
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Tens of thousands of Algerians from a cross-section of society have taken to the streets to protest President Abdelaziz Bouteflika’s bid to seek a fifth term..
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More than 1,000 judges said they would refuse to oversee Algeria's election if President Abdelaziz Bouteflika contests it, and clerics defied any state role in..
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More than 1,000 judges said they would refuse to oversee Algeria's election if President Abdelaziz Bouteflika contests it, a challenge that drew a sharp retort..
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More than 1,000 judges said they would refuse to oversee Algeria's election next month if President Abdelaziz Bouteflika contests it, in one of the biggest blows..
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More than 1,000 Algerian judges said they would refuse to oversee the country's election next month if President Abdelaziz Bouteflika contests it, in one of the..
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More than 1,000 Algerian judges said they would refuse to oversee the country's election next month if President Abdelaziz Bouteflika contests it, in one of the..
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President Abdelaziz Bouteflika flew home to Algeria on Sunday after spending two weeks in a Swiss hospital, state television said, returning to a country where..
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By Lamine Chikhi ALGIERS (Reuters) - President Abdelaziz Bouteflika landed in Algeria on Sunday Ennahar TV said, after spending two weeks in a Swiss hospital..
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Algeria’s President Abdelaziz Bouteflika returned home on Sunday after receving medical treatment in a Swiss hospital, the Algerian presidency has confirmed,..
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Algerian President Abdelaziz Bouteflika’s plane landed on Sunday at Boufarik military airport, southwest of the capital Algiers, Ennahar TV said.
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Thousands of people rallied in Paris and other cities around France on Sunday in the latest protests against Algerian President Abdelaziz Bouteflika’s decision..
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President Abdelaziz Bouteflika was expected to land in Algeria on Sunday after leaving Geneva where he has spent two weeks in a Swiss hospital as mass protests..
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A photo of a 17-year-old ballerina dancing at a demonstration in Algiers has become a symbol of protesters’ defiance of President Abdelaziz Bouteflika’s bid..
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An Algerian government plane that was expected to fly President Abdelaziz Bouteflika back to Algiers took off from Geneva's Cointrin airport on Sunday.
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There have been mass demonstrations by students against the ailing leader Abdelaziz Bouteflika.
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President Abdelaziz Bouteflika is expected to return to Algeria on Sunday after two weeks in a Swiss hospital as he faces mass protests that pose the biggest..
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Striking train workers and students shut the Algerian capital’s rail network and most of the country’s secondary schools Sunday, in protest against President..
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President Abdelaziz Bouteflika is expected to return to Algeria on Sunday after two weeks in a Swiss hospital as he faces mass protests that pose the biggest..
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