Algerian students protest against Bouteflika offer to shorten new term in power

FILE PHOTO: Students protest against Abdelaziz Bouteflika's plan to extend his 20-year rule by seeking a fifth term in April elections, at a university in Algiers, Algeria, March 3, 2019. REUTERS/Ramzi Boudina

ALGIERS (Reuters) – Students determined to pursue Algeria‚Äôs biggest anti-government protests in years boycotted classes on Monday to denounce an offer by President Abdelaziz Bouteflika to run in elections next month but not to serve a full term if re-elected. Hundreds staged small demonstrations in several cities outside the capital, footage posted online showed, continuing […]

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