81 year-old Algerian President seek fifth term in office

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President of Algeria, Abdelaziz Bouteflika has made his intentions known  that he will be running for office for a fifth term in April elections, this was contained in a message published by state media after he was endorsed by his party and the ruling coalition.

The 81-year-old head of state uses a wheelchair and has rarely been seen in public since suffering a stroke in 2013.

“Of course, I am no longer the same physical force as before — something that I have never hidden from the people,” said Bouteflika, according to the APS news agency, as he apparently broke his silence on his intentions for the April 18 poll.

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