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Algeria: Bouteflika returns from France after hospital visit


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Algeria: Bouteflika returns from France after hospital visit

Algerian President Abdelaziz Bouteflika has returned to Algiers after health checks at a Paris hospital this week.

Sources close to the presidency say the 76-year-old’s health is “fine”.

But the hospital visit has reignited speculation that Bouteflika, who has led Algeria since 1999, could be unable to run for re-election this year.

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