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Algerian President appoints Tayeb Belaiz head of Constitutional Council

Sunday 10/February/2019 - 07:31 PM
Algerian President
Algerian President Bouteflika
Edited by Hassnein Tayea
Algerian President Abdelaziz Bouteflika has appointed on Sunday Tayeb Belaiz head of the Constitutional Council، replacing Mourad Medelci، a few hours after announcing his candidacy to run for a fifth term in office.
Bouteflika، 81، who has been in office since 1999 but has been seen in public only rarely since suffering a stroke in 2013 that confined him to a wheelchair، is likely to win a fifth term as the Algerian opposition remains weak and fragmented.

Bouteflika is part of a thinning elite of the veterans who won independence from France in the 1954-62 war and have run Algeria ever since.

Bouteflika remains popular with many Algerians، who credit him with ending the country's long civil war by offering former Islamist fighters amnesty.

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