Not only did Algerian President Abdelaziz Bouteflika appear in public when registering to run for a fourth term, but now Algerian television has shown him actually speaking to the official, declaring his intention to run.
It is the first time his voice has been publicly heard since his stroke. He is shown seated and his voice is thin and low, barely a whisper, but he does speak. Twelve candidates have now registered for the April 17 elections. The field may be reduced in vetting.