Algeria’s Bouteflika offers to leave within one year if re-elected

People protest against President Abdelaziz Bouteflika's plan to extend his 20-year rule by seeking a fifth term in April elections, in Algiers downtown, Algeria, March 3, 2019. REUTERS/Zohra Bensemra

ALGIERS (Reuters) – Algerian President Abdelaziz Bouteflika, facing mass protests over his 20 years in power, will run in April’s elections with an offer to step down after a year if he is re-elected, his campaign manager said on Sunday. The announcement read out by Abdelghani Zaalane on Bouteflika’s behalf was aimed at appeasing those […]

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