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Correction: Algeria-Potential Presidents story

Feb. 11, 2019 6:51 AM EST

ALGIERS, Algeria (AP) — In a story Feb. 10 about Algeria's presidential election, The Associated Press reported erroneously that President Abdelaziz Bouteflika is 82. He is 81. A corrected version of the story is below: As Algerian leader ails, would-be challengers eye election A record number of people...

The Latest: Algeria's ailing leader affirms run for 5th term

Feb. 10, 2019 10:06 AM EST

ALGIERS, Algeria (AP) — The Latest on Algeria's presidential election (all times local): 3:55 p.m. Algeria's ailing president has announced that he will seek a fifth five-year term in April's election in the gas-rich North African nation. President Abdelaziz Bouteflika made the announcement via Algeria's...

PM: Algerian President Bouteflika, 82, to run for 5th term

Feb. 2, 2019 10:49 AM EST

ALGIERS, Algeria (AP) — Algeria's prime minister says 82-year-old President Abdelaziz Bouteflika will seek a fifth term in this year's election through a letter to the Algerian people in the coming days. Prime Minister Ahmed Ouyahia told a press conference Saturday about his "strong belief" that Bouteflika...

Algerian ex-prime minister Benflis to run for presidency

Jan. 20, 2019 11:06 AM EST

ALGIERS, Algeria (AP) — Algerian ex-Prime Minister Ali Benflis has announced he will run for president in next year's election. The 74-year-old Benflis was President Abdelaziz Bouteflika's campaign director in 1999 and was named prime minister in 2000. He quit as prime minister in 2003 and unsuccessfully...