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Algeria's Bouteflika set for re-election, foes cry fraud
By Patrick Markey ALGIERS (Reuters) - Algeria's President Abdelaziz Bouteflika appeared set to win re-election for another five years on Friday after a vote opponents dismissed as a stage-managed fraud to keep the ailing leader in power. Sitting a wheelchair, Bouteflika cast his vote on Thursday in a rare public appearance since suffering a stroke last year that has raised doubts about whether ...(4/18/2014 8:07:06 AM)
Key things to know as Algeria votes for president
ALGIERS, Algeria (AP) — Algerians went to the polls Thursday to elect the president of their oil-rich country, a key U.S. ally in the fight against terror and a major natural gas provider to Europe. President Abdelaziz Bouteflika is expected to win, despite suffering a stroke that left him unable to campaign for a fourth term in office.(4/17/2014 6:00:53 AM)
Algeria's ailing president, 77, wins 4th term
ALGIERS, Algeria (AP) — President Abdelaziz Bouteflika won a fourth term in office with a landslide 81 percent of the vote, according to preliminary figures announced Friday by the Algerian government.(4/18/2014 12:55:09 PM)
Algeria's ailing president votes from wheelchair
ALGIERS, Algeria (AP) — Algeria's ailing president was wheeled to the voting booth on Thursday to cast his ballot for his fourth term in an election he is expected to dominate as the few Algerians that do bother going to the polls will most likely choose stability over change.(4/17/2014 3:57:10 PM)
Algeria's Bouteflika poised to win re-election
By Patrick Markey ALGIERS (Reuters) - Algerians voted on Thursday in an election President Abdelaziz Bouteflika is expected to win after 15 years in power, despite speaking only rarely in public since suffering a stroke in 2013. With the dominant National Liberation Front (FLN) party, allied movements and unions behind him, many Algerians believe Bouteflika, 77, is almost assured of victory and ...(4/17/2014 7:06:42 AM)
Algeria's president gets fourth term
Algeria's President Abdelaziz Bouteflika, who suffered a stroke last year, wins a fourth term in office taking more than 81% of the vote.(4/18/2014 12:58:43 PM)
Algeria's Bouteflika camp claims election win, rival alleges fraud
By Lamine Chikhi and Patrick Markey ALGIERS (Reuters) - Algerian President Abdelaziz Bouteflika looked set to win a fourth term with allies claiming victory in an election on Thursday, despite questions over his health and his rare appearances since suffering a stroke in 2013. Official results were due on Friday, but Bouteflika's camp claimed the independence veteran backed by the dominant ...(4/17/2014 7:36:20 PM)
Algeria's ailing Bouteflika wins re-election
By Patrick Markey and Lamine Chikhi ALGIERS (Reuters) - Algerian President Abdelaziz Bouteflika, the independence veteran in power for 15 years, won re-election on Friday with more than 80 percent of a vote opponents dismissed as fraud to keep an ailing leader in power. Bouteflika had cast his vote sitting in a wheelchair on Thursday in what was a rare public appearance since suffering a stroke ...(4/18/2014 4:04:05 PM)
Algeria aims to stem youth brain drain with business fund
They fled Algeria to escape the violence ravaging the country in the 1990s, but now more and more young exiled Algerians are returning, lured by better economic prospects linked to government financial enticements. With unemployment in the oil-rich North African nation hovering at 21.5 percent among under-35s, according to the International Monetary Fund, the government has broken open the ...(4/16/2014 12:34:00 PM)
Algeria's Bouteflika wins re-election with 81.5 percent: official results
By Patrick Markey and Lamine Chikhi ALGIERS (Reuters) - Algerian President Abdelaziz Bouteflika, the aging independence veteran already in power for 15 years, won re-election on Friday after a vote opponents dismissed as a stage-managed fraud to keep the ailing leader in power. Sitting in a wheelchair, Bouteflika had cast his vote on Thursday in a rare public appearance since suffering a stroke ...(4/18/2014 12:23:15 PM)
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