Algerian president Bouteflika resigns: state news agency

FILE PHOTO: President Abdelaziz Bouteflika claps during a swearing-in ceremony in Algiers April 28, 2014. REUTERS/Louafi Larbi/File Photo

ALGIERS (Reuters) – Algeria’s President Abdelaziz Bouteflika has submitted his resignation, state news agency APS said on Tuesday, following weeks of mass protests against his rule. The ailing, 82-year-old leader stood down shortly after the army chief of staff demanded immediate action to remove him from office. “There is no more room to waste time,” […]

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