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Algeria: Former PM to head Bouteflika’s elections campaign team

News Summed Up 2019-02-11 05:30:00

Abdelmalek Sellal, the ex-Algerian Prime Minister, will head the campaign team of President Abdelaziz Bouteflika who has officially announced his plans to run for a fifth term in office Sunday. According to the state-run news agency APS, which also announced Bouteflika’s candidacy for a fifth five-year term in April’s elections, Sellal was appointed to the task Sunday. Sellah played the same role for previous elections namely, in 2004, 2009 and 2014. Ruling FLN this week-end officially nominated 81-year old Bouteflika as its candidate for the April 2019 election. Sellal was Prime Minister two times, from September 2012 to 2014, and from April 2014 to May 2017.