Algeria leader resigns

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Algeria’s president since 1999, Abdelaziz Bouteflika, stepped down on April 2 after weeks of protests against his continued rule. Parliament then appointed an interim president and set elections for July 4. At press time, Algerians continued to protest against the appointed temporary leadership, demanding they withdraw from their positions.

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Algeria’s president since 1999, Abdelaziz Bouteflika, stepped down on April 2 after weeks of protests against his continued rule. Parliament then appointed an interim president and set elections for July 4. At press time, Algerians continued to protest against the appointed temporary leadership, demanding they withdraw from their positions.