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The spokesman for the FLN party said Sunday on private TV channel Dzair News that the conference idea is "no longer valid" because it would involve unelected figures and the protesters reject it.

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Algeria Opposition Proposes Six-Month Political Transition

A group of Algerian opposition parties and unions have proposed a "roadmap" to end a political crisis and weeks of protests sparked by the veteran president's bid to stay in power.

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Tens of Thousands in New Protests against Bouteflika

Tens of thousands of Algerians once again staged huge demonstrations Friday, a month after ailing President Abdelaziz Bouteflika's bid for a fifth term sparked a protest movement that shows little sign of abating.

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Algerian Students, Medics Protest against 'Dinosaur' Bouteflika

Tens of thousands of students again took to the streets of the Algerian capital on Tuesday, just hours after long-time leader President Abdelaziz Bouteflika confirmed he plans to stay in power after his mandate expires next month.

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Algeria's Bouteflika Confirms to Stay President after Term Ends

Algerian President Abdelaziz Bouteflika on Monday confirmed he will stay in power beyond his term expiring next month, despite tens of thousands of people demonstrating against his rule.

Bouteflika announced on March 11 he was withdrawing from his bid for a fifth term, initially sparking elation among protesters before they realised he would be remain in office beyond his term.

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