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Friday, January 17, 2014

Bouteflika Returns, Signs Election Decree

Algerian President Abdelaziz Bouteflika has returned from his Paris hospital checkup so it was just a checkup, I guess and has signed the electoral decree for the April Presidential elections, in which many expect him to seek a fourth term. The latest Paris hospital visit fueled speculation about his health.

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