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Could Algeria's Protests Set off Arab Spring 2.0?

The resignation of Algerian leader Abdelaziz Bouteflika after huge protests has inspired activists in the region, but looks unlikely to spark a repeat of the Arab Spring uprisings.

Civil society figures in authoritarian Egypt and Sudan welcomed the toppling of a veteran president once seen as unassailable in dramatic scenes that recalled the wave of upheavals in 2011.

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Algerians Cheer End of Bouteflika Era but Want Broader Change

Flag-waving Algerians celebrated the resignation of ailing leader Abdelaziz Bouteflika after two decades in power, but vowed to keep protesting to demand sweeping change to the country's whole political system. 

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Kremlin Hopes for Transition in Algeria without Foreign 'Interference'

The Kremlin on Wednesday said it hoped for a transition of power in Algeria without foreign "interference" after President Abdelaziz Bouteflika resigned in the face of massive street protests. 

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France Backs Algerians' Pursuit of 'Democratic Transition'

France said Tuesday it was confident in Algeria's "democratic transition," after President Abdelaziz Bouteflika submitted his resignation in the face of massive street protests.

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Algeria's President Bouteflika Resigns

Algeria's ailing leader Abdelaziz Bouteflika submitted his resignation with immediate effect, state television said Tuesday, ceding power in the face of massive street protests after two decades at the helm.

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Algerian Prosecutors Ban Corruption Suspects from Leaving Country

Algerian state prosecutors on Monday said they had banned corruption suspects from leaving the country after launching probes into graft and illegal money transfers abroad targeting unnamed individuals.

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Algeria's Bouteflika Announces New Government

Protest-hit Algerian President Abdelaziz Bouteflika on Sunday named a new government headed by recently appointed Noureddine Bedoui, a statement from the presidency said. 

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Huge Rallies in Algiers despite Loyalist Calls for President to Quit

Anti-government protesters thronged the streets of Algeria's capital and other cities on Friday, saying moves by top loyalists to abandon ailing President Abdelaziz Bouteflika were not enough.

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Key Coalition Partner Demands Algeria's Bouteflika Quit

The coalition ally of Algeria's ruling party called Wednesday for President Abdelaziz Bouteflika to resign, piling pressure on the ailing leader after the army chief demanded he be declared unfit.

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Algerian President's Party Rejects His Protest Strategy

Algerian President Abdelaziz Bouteflika's own party is rejecting his plans for a national conference aimed at quelling mass protests against his leadership.

The spokesman for the FLN party said Sunday on private TV channel Dzair News that the conference idea is "no longer valid" because it would involve unelected figures and the protesters reject it.

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