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Algeria sets April election, no word on Bouteflika candidacy

Algeria sets April election, no word on Bouteflika candidacy

Reuters - By Lamine Chikhi

ALGIERS (Reuters) - Algeria on Friday announced a presidential election for April 18 without indicating whether veteran leader Abdelaziz Bouteflika would stand, following calls for his nomination by a loyal ruling caste of businessmen, trade unions and the military. The 81-year old leader, who has …

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