Algeria's Bouteflika to seek re-election in 2019: party chief

2018-10-29 15:58
Abdelaziz Bouteflika (File: AFP)

Abdelaziz Bouteflika (File: AFP)

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Algeria's frail president Abdelaziz Bouteflika, in power since 1999, will stand for a fifth term at elections next year, the head of his party said on Sunday.

National Liberation Front chief Djamel Ould Abbes said Bouteflika, who suffered a stroke in 2013, would be the party's candidate at the vote set for April 2019, state news agency APS reported.

Bouteflika, 81, has yet to officially announce his candidacy.

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