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Algeria's Bouteflika sworn in for fourth term

Algeria's President Abdelaziz Bouteflika was sworn in for a fourth term on Monday after easily winning an election opponents dismissed as fraudulent to re-appoint the ailing independence veteran after 15 years in power. State

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Bouteflika camp claims poll win in Algeria

Algerian President Abdelaziz Bouteflika looked set to win a fourth term with allies claiming victory in an election, despite questions over his health and his rare appearances since suffering a stroke in 2013. Official results wer

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Algeria's Bouteflika flexes muscles before 2014 vote

Five months after a stroke put him in a Paris clinic under a cloud of succession rumours, Algerian President Abdelaziz Bouteflika is again exercising the political muscle that has kept him in power for more than a decade.  

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Algeria president makes TV appearance

Algeria's President Abdelaziz Bouteflika appeared on state television on Wednesday for the first time since he was rushed to a hospital in France on April 27 after a stroke. Bouteflika, 76, had not been seen in public since. T

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Civil war memories, oil wealth smooth Algeria politics

With its president in a French hospital for over a month and the surrounding region in turmoil, Algeria looks from the outside to be on course for a period of unrest.   The r

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Algeria prepares for end of an era

Three weeks after being rushed to hospital in Paris, Algerian President Abdelaziz Bouteflika has disappeared from sight, leaving behind a country preparing for a successor who for the first time will come from a generation too young to have foug

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Algeria clears way for Bouteflika to seek 3rd term

Algerian lawmakers on Wednesday scrapped a rule limiting presidents to two terms, a move seen by opposition parties in the Opec member state as aimed at letting head of state Abdelaziz Bouteflika stay in office for life. Bouteflika, 71, ha

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