Algeria's Bouteflika abandons re-election bid

  • Tuesday 12, March 2019 08:06 AM
Sharjah 24 – Reuters: Algerian President Abdelaziz Bouteflika abandoned his bid for a fifth term in power on Monday.
The revolutionary also postponed an election that had been set for April, and promised social and economic reform.

Bouteflika's announcement brought crowds back onto the streets in celebration on Monday evening. Hundreds of people, young and old, some draped in the national flag, jumped up and down with excitement. Cars beeped their horns in approval.