epa07412277 Algerian people attend a demonstration to protest against the candidacy of President Abdelaziz Bouteflika for a fifth term in Algiers, Algeria, 04 March 2019. The registration process for the upcoming presidential elections in Algeria closed on 03 March, while there was still no official confirmation as to whether the country's ailing president, whose bid for re-election sparked widespread protests, had submitted his candidacy papers. Abdelaziz Bouteflika, serving as the president since 1999, has announced on 19 February he will be running for a fifth term in presidential elections scheduled for 18 April 2019.  EPA/MOHAMED MESSARA
Algerian people attend a demonstration as the president submitted his candidacy papers. EPA

Abdelaziz Bouteflika's offer: Elect me and we'll agree a succession plan within a year

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