Algeria has been shaken by massive protests and demonstrations over the past few weeks. Protests directed against the incumbent president Abdelaziz Bouteflika, who has so far refused to resign.
the head of the state channel ENTV, that Bouteflika decided to resign on 28 april.
Last Friday rallied around a million people in the capital Algiers against the president and demanded his resignation. Then also had the country's chief of staff Ahmed Gaid Salah claimed that Bouteflika would leave his post, with reference to the constitutional article 102, which says that a president should resign if he can be considered unable to govern the country.
since Bouteflika, in violation of the constitution, announced that he would stand for a fifth term of office.
After a series of protests drew Bouteflika withdrew his candidacy, but later said that the presidential elections will be postponed.