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ALGERIA: Ailing president seeks fifth term

Algeria’s 81-year-old President Abdelaziz Bouteflika will seek a fifth term in April’s elections, the state news agency APS announced on Sunday.

A message to the nation would be release later on Sunday, APS said.

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Mr Bouteflika has been in office for 20 years but has rarely been seen in public since he had a stroke in 2013. He is confined to a wheelchair and has cancelled recent official meetings.

Critics say this makes it difficult for him to carry out his duties.

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Mr Bouteflika’s last meeting with a senior foreign official was during a visit by German Chancellor Angela Merkel in September. An earlier meeting with with her had been cancelled.

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