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Algerian President Abdul Aziz resigns

April 3, 2019

Algiers: Algeria’s ailing leader Abdul Aziz Bouteflika subitted his resignation with immediate effect, state media said Tuesday, ceding power in the face of massive street protests after two decades at the helm.

Car horns sounded on the streets before crowds of flag-waving people emerged from their homes and converged in the centre of the capital Algiers to celebrate.

Bouteflika “officially advised the Constitutional Council of the end of his term of office as President of the Republic”, the Gulf News Reported.