It was an increasingly pressured president who finally fell to little the 2 april. The 82-year-old Abdelaziz Bouteflika, who ruled Algeria since 1999, submitted his resignation to the country's constitutional council.
On Tuesday met with parliament's two chambers to declare the presidency vacant and appoint a övergångspresident by the constitution to govern the country in a maximum of three months. In the meantime, a new election be held.
It was, as expected, the 77-year-old Abdelkader Bensalah, speaker of parliament's upper chamber, which was awarded the task. A man who is already in the past been rejected specifically by the protestors in Algeria, which considers that the Bensalah represents the corrupt power center that must be cleared in order to bring about a change.
instead expressed a desire to usher in a new political era that does not comply with the provisions of the constitution.
– Bensalah, and all the members of the upper house of parliament, will nobbas of the people, " says the algerian political scientist Rachid Grim to the AFP news agency.
Several opposition parties chose to boycott Tuesday's meeting in protest against Bensalah, but because the opposition represents only one-third of the members of parliament boycott has no effect.
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