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Algeria's Bouteflika submits candidacy for re-election - Ennahar TV

Algeria's Bouteflika submits candidacy for re-election - Ennahar TV
FILE PHOTO: President Abdelaziz Bouteflika looks on during a swearing-in ceremony in Algiers April 28, 2014. REUTERS/Louafi Larbi -
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ALGIERS (Reuters) - Algerian President Abdelaziz Bouteflika has submitted official papers confirming that he will seek re-election, Ennahar TV said on Sunday, despite mass protests against the move.

Thousands have marched in Algerian cities and towns in protest at the 82-year-old's plan to stay in office despite years of ill health in which he has largely dropped out of public view.

(Reporting by Ulf Laessing and Hesham Hajali; Editing by Mark Heinrich and Hugh Lawson)

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