Abdelaziz Bouteflika: Algeria’s longest-serving president resigns
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Politics and Society Abdelaziz Bouteflika: Algeria’s longest-serving president resigns

Ailing 82-year-old Algerian president Abdelaziz Bouteflika handed in his resignation on live TV in one of his few public sightings in the last six years. Since he had a stroke in 2013, the leader, who was initially seen as a saviour, became an absentee president whose four terms in office were mired in corruption and allegations of vote-rigging.