"Around one million people have again taken to the streets in the Algerian capital of Algiers to protest against president Abdelaziz Bouteflika and his regime. The protesters are now demanding not only the president but also the government and the militärledningens resignation."
"the Police have used tear gas and water cannons to disperse the crowds. On at least one occasion, demonstrators have been fired with gummimantlad ammunition, writes the news agency Reuters."
"That the people now turn against the FLN and the army means that the protests now applies to the entire country's governance, from that, from the beginning only focused on the incumbent president to resign. Both Gaid Salah and the president's party has previously given the protesters their support. The army chief has announced that he wants to Bouteflika allocated. But it seems to clearly not be blidkat the discontent among the population."
"Algeria has been shaken by protests since the 82-year-old president Bouteflika in February told me that he is in violation of the country's constitution – planned to stand for a fifth term of office. He withdrew his presidential candidacy, but the shot at the same time, the scheduled elections on the future, on which the protests took on new momentum."
"Abdelaziz Bouteflika was born in an algerian family in Morocco in 1937. 19 years old, he joined the Algerian National liberation front (FLN), who fought against the French colonial rule. When the country became independent in 1962 was appointed Bouteflika to the minister by Ahmed Ben Bella, the free Algeria's first president."
"in 1978, the then president Houari Boumedienne. A power struggle erupted and the foreign minister, Bouteflika was convicted against his denial of having stolen the money from the treasury during his time as a diplomat. He left politics and went abroad in a "
"Several years later returned Bouteflika of algeria, then to Algeria on the brink of the devastating civil war that would rage in a decade. With the support of the military, he made a political comeback and was elected president in 1999. He put a lot of effort on several exercise in reconciliation gave amnesty to the warring generals and the islamists. Projects are considered successful – in 2002, was the peace a fact."
"since Then, the now 82-year-old Abdelaziz Bouteflika elected three times – 2004, 2009 and 2014. 2009] he amendment of the constitution as did the more terms than two possible, to the population's growing chagrin."
"2013 hit Abdelaziz Bouteflika of a stroke. He became partially paralyzed and is believed to suffer from speech impediments. Since then he has only appeared in public occasionally – then in a wheelchair."