Algerian President Abdelaziz Bouteflika has announced that he will not seek a fifth term in office, after weeks of protests surrounding his candidacy.
The official Algeria Press Service (APS) reported that Bouteflika made the announcement in a "letter to the nation" and also postponed the April 18 elections.
The ailing 82-year-old, who has ruled the country for two decades, sparked mass protests across Algeria after he announced his candidacy for the upcoming elections. He suffered a stroke in 2013 and has rarely appeared in public since.
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