Algeria President Abdelaziz Bouteflika resigns

What you need to know:

  • Bouteflika has come under mounting pressure to step down since his decision to seek a fifth term despite rarely being seen in public after suffering a stroke in 2013.
  • Gaid Salah last week called on the president to resign or be declared unfit to rule, becoming one of the first of his faithful supporters to abandon him.

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