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Algeria's Army Chief Invokes Constitution to Remove Bouteflika

Mar 26, 2019 | 22:24 GMT
A combination image created on March 26 shows Algerian President Abdel Aziz Bouteflika (L) during an official visit to Zeralda, a suburb of the capital Algiers on April 10, 2016, and Algerian Chief of Staff Gen. Ahmed Gaid Salah at the Houari-Boumediene International Airport in Algiers, on May 20, 2014.

This combination image created on March 26 shows Algerian President Abdel Aziz Bouteflika (L) during an official visit to Zeralda, a suburb of the capital Algiers on April 10, 2016, and Algeria's Chief of Staff General Ahmed Gaid Salah at the Houari-Boumediene International Airport in Algiers, on May 20, 2014. Algeria's chief of staff called today for Bouteflika to be declared unfit to govern, following weeks of mass protests demanding the ailing leader step down.

(ERIC FEFERBERG,FAROUK BATICHE/AFP/Getty Images)

Attempts to unseat the long-ailing president have failed before, but his increasing decrepitude and rising public discontent might be enough to garner parliamentary support this time. ...

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