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Algeria: Hundreds of protesters in Paris on February 24th against Bouteflika’s 5th term

Hundreds of demonstrations gathered in the Place de la République, in the heart of Paris, on February 24th , to say no to the candidacy of Algerian President Abdelaziz Bouteflika for a fifth consecutive term.

In power since 1999, Abdelaziz Bouteflika, whose health is weakened since a stroke in 2013, announced in early February that he would seek a fifth term in Algeria. An announcement followed by demonstrations, banned in Algeria against this new mandate. Meetings were also held on the weekend of 23 and 24 February in various cities in Europe where the Algerian diaspora is large (more than one million in France).

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