Algeria: Bouteflika confirms he will remain president after April 28
Abdelaziz Bouteflika confirms that he will remain president after April 28 until a new vote organized after a process of constitutional revision. “That Algeria will, in the near future, live a harmonious transition and assist in handing over its reins to a new generation (…) is the supreme objective that I have committed to achieving before the end of my presidential term, at your side and at your service, “said the head of state in this message, published by the state media.
His current term of office expires constitutionally on April 28 and the president announced on March 11 that he intended to hand over his powers to a successor elected at the polls to be held at the end of a national conference to reform Algeria and amend the Constitution.
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