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Defying illness, Bouteflika to run again for Algerian presidency

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Defying illness, Bouteflika to run again for Algerian presidency

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Algerian President Abdelaziz Bouteflika, 77, who suffered a stroke last year, has officially declared his candidature for the April presidential election.

In power for 15 years, opposition leaders believe he is still too weak to run again.

He faces five main candidates, including one woman, but despite his ill-health he is the favourite to win.