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A Western diplomat in Algiers said the five candidates were the softest version of Bouteflikas NeutralALGIERS Algerias five presidential candidates on Sunday launched their campaigns for the Dec http://www.reuters.com/places/africa/article/us-algeria-election-campaign/algerian-protesters-attack-garbage-presidential-campaign-idUSKBN1XR0HS2019-11-18
More than 139 figures most of them are not wellknown have said they would run in the election promising to break with Bouteflikas system NegativeALGIERS Algerian protesters vowed to keep up street rallies against the countrys ruling elite on Friday rejecting a December presidential election with banners reading we will not shut we are not ready to and I will not http://www.reuters.com/places/africa/article/us-algeria-protests/algerias-protesters-march-against-ruling-elite-as-elections-approach-idUSKBN1WQ1V62019-10-12
Demonstrators have rejected the election however saying it could not be free or fair while Bouteflikas allies and military leaders maintain senior positions in the government NegativeALGIERS Tens of thousands of Algerian protesters chanted slogans on Friday demanding the army quit politics a purge of the ruling elite an end to corruption and the freeing of opposition leaders http://www.reuters.com/places/africa/article/us-algeria-protests/algeria-protesters-demand-army-quit-politics-after-cleric-urges-election-idUSKBN1WJ1KV2019-10-05
Gaed Salah said officials from Bouteflikas era were trying to disrupt the election by spreading a that the military would side with one of the politicians running for president NegativeALGIERS Algerias army said on Sunday it would not back any candidate in a presidential election set for December to choose a successor to Abdelaziz Bouteflika http://www.reuters.com/places/africa/article/us-algeria-politics/algeria-army-will-not-back-any-candidate-in-presidential-election-idUSKBN1WE0PV2019-09-30
Gaed Salah also welcomed jail sentences for two former intelligence chiefs and Bouteflikas brother vowing to continue an antigraft campaign launched earlier this year in response to protests NegativeALGIERS Algerias army said on Sunday it would not back any candidate in a presidential election set for December to choose a successor to Abdelaziz Bouteflika http://www.reuters.com/places/africa/article/us-algeria-politics/algeria-army-will-not-back-any-candidate-in-presidential-election-idUSKBN1WE0PV2019-09-30
In April Gaed Salah accused Mediene of trying to undermine the transition from Bouteflikas years of rule towards a more transparent era NegativeALGIERS Algeria on Wednesday jailed its onceuntouchable spy chief its former de facto ruler and two other figureheads of the ruling elite as the army seeks to quell mass protests demanding a purge of old power brokers http://www.reuters.com/subjects/middle-easthttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-algeria-trial/algeria-jails-top-figures-of-bouteflika-era-idUSKBN1WA07P2019-09-26
Djoudi served as finance minister under Ouyahia from June 2007 to May 2014 when he resigned on health grounds before being named Bouteflikas adviser for the past two years NegativeALGIERS Two former powerful Algerian officials and a prominent businessmen were questioned in courts on Sunday state TV said over accusations of corruption in the ruling elite under expresident Abdelaziz Bouteflika http://www.reuters.com/places/africa/article/us-algeria-politics/former-algerian-officials-questioned-over-corruption-tv-idUSKCN1TH06X2019-06-16
Bouteflikas youngest brother Said and two former intelligence chiefs are in custody accused of harming the armys authority and plotting against state NegativeALGIERS Two former powerful Algerian officials and a prominent businessmen were questioned in courts on Sunday state TV said over accusations of corruption in the ruling elite under expresident Abdelaziz Bouteflika http://www.reuters.com/places/africa/article/us-algeria-politics/former-algerian-officials-questioned-over-corruption-tv-idUSKCN1TH06X2019-06-16
Bouteflikas youngest brother Said and two former intelligence chiefs have also been placed in custody by a military judge for harming the armys authority and plotting against state NegativeALGIERS Tens of thousands of protesters gathered in the Algerian capital for the 17th consecutive Friday demanding the removal of the ruling elite and prosecution of former officials linked to former President Abdelaziz Bouteflika http://www.reuters.com/places/africa/article/us-algeria-protests/celebrating-arrests-but-still-pushing-for-change-protesters-rally-in-algeria-idUSKCN1TF25M2019-06-15
Bouteflikas youngest brother Said and two former intelligence chiefs have been placed in custody by a military judge for harming the armys authority and plotting against state NegativeALGIERS Algerias Supreme Court on Wednesday ordered former Prime Minister Ahmed Ouyahia be held in custody after he faced a judge over a corruption investigation state TV reported sending some Algerians onto the streets in celebration http://www.reuters.com/places/africa/article/us-algeria-protests/algerias-ex-pm-former-minister-detained-over-alleged-corruption-state-tv-idUSKCN1TD2412019-06-13
Last month Bouteflikas youngest brother Said and two former intelligence chiefs were placed in custody by a military judge over allegations of harming the armys authority and plotting against state NegativeALGIERS With banners reading You all and We need new tens of thousands of protesters gathered in the Algerian capital on Friday for what has become a regular demonstration demanding the removal of the ruling elite http://www.reuters.com/places/africa/article/us-algeria-protests/you-all-go-thousands-of-algerians-demonstrate-for-political-reforms-idUSKCN1T81E62019-06-08
The two former prime ministers are Ahmed Ouyahia and Abdelmalek Sellal who was also Bouteflikas election campaign manager according to the list broadcast by state television NeutralALGIERS An Algerian prosecutor has asked the supreme court to investigate two former prime ministers and eight former ministers for alleged corruption state television reported on Sunday citing a statement from the prosecution http://www.reuters.com/places/africa/article/us-algeria-protests-corruption/algerian-prosecutor-refers-former-pms-to-supreme-court-over-alleged-corruption-state-tv-idUSKCN1SW0FS2019-05-27
Bouteflikas youngest brother Said and two former intelligence chiefs have been placed in custody by a military judge for harming the armys authority and plotting against state authority NegativeALGIERS An Algerian prosecutor has asked the supreme court to investigate two former prime ministers and eight former ministers for alleged corruption state television reported on Sunday citing a statement from the prosecution http://www.reuters.com/places/africa/article/us-algeria-protests-corruption/algerian-prosecutor-refers-former-pms-to-supreme-court-over-alleged-corruption-state-tv-idUSKCN1SW0FS2019-05-27
ALGIERS Thousands of protesters took to the streets in the capital and other Algerian cities on Friday to demand the postponement of a presidential election and the removal of the ruling elite following the end of Abdelaziz Bouteflikas 20yearrule last month NeutralALGIERS Thousands of protesters took to the streets in the capital and other Algerian cities on Friday to demand the postponement of a presidential election and the removal of the ruling elite following the end of Abdelaziz Bouteflikas 20yearrule last month http://www.reuters.com/places/africa/article/us-algeria-protests/thousands-of-algerian-protesters-demand-reforms-presidential-vote-delay-idUSKCN1SU1UC2019-05-25
Bouteflikas removal paved the way for a transition period that is due to end with a presidential election on July 4 NeutralALGIERS Thousands of protesters took to the streets in the capital and other Algerian cities on Friday to demand the postponement of a presidential election and the removal of the ruling elite following the end of Abdelaziz Bouteflikas 20yearrule last month http://www.reuters.com/places/africa/article/us-algeria-protests/thousands-of-algerian-protesters-demand-reforms-presidential-vote-delay-idUSKCN1SU1UC2019-05-25
Last week Bouteflikas youngest brother Said and two former intelligence chiefs were placed in custody by a military judge over harming the armys authority and plotting against state NegativeALGIERS Tens of thousands of protesters demanding the removal of Algerias ruling elite gathered in the capital Algiers for a 12th successive Friday defying attempts by the army to ease tensions ahead of presidential election http://www.reuters.com/places/africa/article/us-algeria-protests/tens-of-thousands-march-to-demand-change-in-algeria-idUSKCN1SG1N92019-05-11
The arrest of Said is definitely the peak in the dismantling of Bouteflikas a top political source told Reuters on Saturday NegativeALGIERS Algerian police have arrested Said Bouteflika the youngest brother of former president Abdelaziz Bouteflika and two former intelligence chiefs Generals Bachir Athmane Tartag and Mohamed Mediene security sources said on Saturday http://www.reuters.com/places/africa/article/us-algeria-protests-arrests/algerian-police-arrest-brother-of-former-president-two-former-intelligence-chiefs-sources-idUSKCN1SA0KO2019-05-05
Army Chief Ahmed Gaid Salah played a role in Bouteflikas resignation by calling for him to be removed from office and has since called for a crackdown on corruption NegativeALGIERS Algerias army chief said on Tuesday he welcomed an antigraft drive against figures close to former President Abdelaziz Bouteflika state TV reported a day after the authorities announced the arrest of five business tycoons http://www.reuters.com/places/africa/article/us-algeria-protests/algerias-army-chief-hails-judiciary-for-anti-graft-move-idUSKCN1RZ1LJ2019-04-24
22 and have been largely peaceful have continued after Bouteflikas resignation as many want the removal of the entire elite NegativeALGIERS Algerias wealthiest businessman and four other billionaires close to former president Abdelaziz Bouteflika who quit over mass protests have been arrested as part of an antigraft investigation state TV said on Monday http://www.reuters.com/places/africa/article/us-algeria-corruption-politics/five-algerian-billionaires-arrested-in-anti-graft-investigation-idUSKCN1RY0PJ2019-04-23
Ouyahia served several times as prime minister under Bouteflika and also heads the RND party the coalition partner of Bouteflikas ruling FLN party PositiveALGIERS An Algerian court has summoned former Prime Minister Ahmed Ouyahia and current Finance Minister Mohamed Loukal two close associates of former President Abdelaziz Bouteflika in a probe into the wasting of public money state TV said on Saturday http://www.reuters.com/places/africa/article/us-algieria-protests/algiers-court-summons-former-pm-ouyahia-in-public-waste-probe-state-tv-idUSKCN1RW0M92019-04-21
ALGIERS Hundreds of thousands of demonstrators returned to Algerias streets on Friday to press demands for wholesale democratic change well beyond former president Abdelaziz Bouteflikas resignation chanting we do what we witnesses said NegativeALGIERS Hundreds of thousands of demonstrators returned to Algerias streets on Friday to press demands for wholesale democratic change well beyond former president Abdelaziz Bouteflikas resignation chanting we do what we witnesses said http://www.reuters.com/places/africa/article/us-algeria-protests/hundreds-of-thousands-back-on-algerias-streets-demanding-radical-reform-idUSKCN1RV0QG2019-04-20
These include Bensalah who was appointed interim president after Salah managed Bouteflikas exit NegativeALGIERS Algerias army chief said on Tuesday the military was considering all options to resolve the national political crisis and warned time is running after weeks of antigovernment protests http://www.reuters.com/places/brazil/article/us-algeria-protests/algerian-military-considering-all-options-to-end-crisis-idUSKCN1RS17D2019-04-17
In the weeks before Bouteflikas resignation his inner circle was depleted by the resignation of several of his close allies from influential positions in politics and business NegativeALGIERS Algerias parliament on Tuesday will elect a new interim president state news agency APS said on Saturday after veteran ruler Abdelaziz Bouteflika resigned following mass protests http://www.reuters.com/places/africa/article/us-algeria-protests/algerias-parliament-to-elect-new-interim-president-on-tuesday-agency-idUSKCN1RI0MH2019-04-07
Protests were initially ignited by Bouteflikas plan to seek a fifth mandate in elections this month since postponed but the agenda broadened to calls for rootandbranch change NegativeALGIERS Algerias caretaker government faces the prospect of persistent popular demands for the removal of a scletoric ruling elite and wholesale reforms after ailing 82yearold President Abdelaziz Bouteflika quit in the face of mass protests http://www.reuters.com/places/africa/article/us-algeria-protests/algerias-interim-rulers-under-pressure-for-more-change-as-bouteflika-goes-idUSKCN1RF1F32019-04-04
Bouteflikas decision resign by the end of his will change Mustapha Bouchachi a lawyer and protest leader told Reuters earlier on Tuesday NegativeALGIERS Algerias ailing President Abdelaziz Bouteflika resigned on Tuesday succumbing to six weeks of largely peaceful mass protests driven by youth and pressure from the powerful army against his 20year rule http://www.reuters.com/places/africa/article/us-algeria-protests/algerian-leader-bouteflika-quits-after-mass-protests-idUSKCN1RE1CH2019-04-03
Bouteflikas resignation will put Abdelkader Bensalah chairman of the upper house of parliament in charge as caretaker president for 90 days until elections are held NegativeALGIERS Algerias ailing President Abdelaziz Bouteflika resigned on Tuesday succumbing to six weeks of largely peaceful mass protests driven by youth and pressure from the powerful army against his 20year rule http://www.reuters.com/places/africa/article/us-algeria-protests/algerian-leader-bouteflika-quits-after-mass-protests-idUSKCN1RE1CH2019-04-03
Bouchachi had suggested Bouteflikas nomination of a caretaker government was a move to perpetuate the current political system PositiveALGIERS Algerias ailing President Abdelaziz Bouteflika resigned on Tuesday succumbing to six weeks of largely peaceful mass protests driven by youth and pressure from the powerful army against his 20year rule http://www.reuters.com/places/africa/article/us-algeria-protests/algerian-leader-bouteflika-quits-after-mass-protests-idUSKCN1RE1CH2019-04-03
Several opposition leaders on Sunday supported the army chiefs proposal that Bouteflikas capacity to govern be assessed under article 102 of the constitution NegativeALGIERS Algerian President Abdelaziz Bouteflika will resign before his mandate ends on April 28 state news agency APS said on Monday bowing to weeks of mass protests and army pressure seeking an end to his 20year rule http://www.reuters.com/places/mexico/article/us-algeria-protests-businessmen/algerias-bouteflika-to-resign-before-mandate-ends-april-28-state-media-idUSKCN1RD2172019-04-02
The announcement of Bouteflikas pending resignation came hours after private Ennahar TV said Algeria had seized the passports of 12 businessmen in an apparent swoop on associates of the president NegativeALGIERS Algerian President Abdelaziz Bouteflika will resign before his mandate ends on April 28 state news agency APS said on Monday bowing to weeks of mass protests and army pressure seeking an end to his 20year rule http://www.reuters.com/places/mexico/article/us-algeria-protests-businessmen/algerias-bouteflika-to-resign-before-mandate-ends-april-28-state-media-idUSKCN1RD2172019-04-02
It said an investigation into alleged corruption had been ordered by the army without informing the presidency part of a struggle between the military and Bouteflikas circle analysts said NegativeALGIERS Algerian President Abdelaziz Bouteflika will resign before his mandate ends on April 28 state news agency APS said on Monday bowing to weeks of mass protests and army pressure seeking an end to his 20year rule http://www.reuters.com/places/mexico/article/us-algeria-protests-businessmen/algerias-bouteflika-to-resign-before-mandate-ends-april-28-state-media-idUSKCN1RD2172019-04-02
Tens of thousands have taken to the streets of Algiers for more than a month complaining of corruption nepotism and economic mismanagement they say has tarnished Bouteflikas rule NegativeALGIERS Algerian President Abdelaziz Bouteflika might resign this week the private Ennahar and El Bilad TV channels said on Sunday after mass protests and pressure from the army demanding he end his 20year rule http://www.reuters.com/places/africa/article/us-algeria-protests/algerias-president-might-resign-this-week-private-tv-channels-idUSKCN1RC0BY2019-04-01
ALGIERS Leading Algerian businessman Ali Haddad who was part of President Abdelaziz Bouteflikas inner circle has been arrested at the Tunisian border a close associate said on Sunday as pressure mounted on the longstanding leader to resign NegativeALGIERS Leading Algerian businessman Ali Haddad who was part of President Abdelaziz Bouteflikas inner circle has been arrested at the Tunisian border a close associate said on Sunday as pressure mounted on the longstanding leader to resign http://www.reuters.com/places/africa/article/us-algeria-protests/algerian-businessman-with-ties-to-bouteflika-arrested-at-border-idUSKCN1RC0BY2019-03-31
However Salahs call received backing from the ruling FLN party and the main trade union signaling that Bouteflikas time was all but up NeutralALGIERS Hundreds of thousands of people took to the streets of Algiers on Friday to demand the resignation of President Abdelaziz Bouteflika in the biggest demonstration since unrest erupted six weeks ago http://www.reuters.com/places/africa/article/us-algeria-protests/hundreds-of-thousands-march-against-algerias-bouteflika-idUSKCN1RA0VV2019-03-30
State radio said on Thursday that the council has not yet held any meeting so far to decide on Bouteflikas fate PositiveALGIERS Hundreds of protesters took to the streets of Algiers again on Thursday to demand the resignation of President Abdelaziz Bouteflika and changes to the political system after the powerful army called for the veteran leader to be removed http://www.reuters.com/places/africa/article/us-algeria-protests-bouteflika/algeria-protesters-turn-focus-on-political-elite-not-just-bouteflika-idUSKCN1R90ZU2019-03-29
Salahs call received backing from the ruling FLN party and the main trade union signaling that Bouteflikas time was all but up after 20 years in power NeutralALGIERS Hundreds of protesters took to the streets of Algiers again on Thursday to demand the resignation of President Abdelaziz Bouteflika and changes to the political system after the powerful army called for the veteran leader to be removed http://www.reuters.com/places/africa/article/us-algeria-protests-bouteflika/algeria-protesters-turn-focus-on-political-elite-not-just-bouteflika-idUSKCN1R90ZU2019-03-29
Haddad who was awarded large public works projects by the government and has investments in the media has helped to fund Bouteflikas election campaigns over the years PositiveALGIERS Hundreds of protesters took to the streets of Algiers again on Thursday to demand the resignation of President Abdelaziz Bouteflika and changes to the political system after the powerful army called for the veteran leader to be removed http://www.reuters.com/places/africa/article/us-algeria-protests-bouteflika/algeria-protesters-turn-focus-on-political-elite-not-just-bouteflika-idUSKCN1R90ZU2019-03-29
Any ruling by the constitutional council on Bouteflikas future would have to be ratified by a twothirds majority in the two houses of parliament NeutralALGIERS Hundreds of protesters took to the streets of Algiers again on Thursday to demand the resignation of President Abdelaziz Bouteflika and changes to the political system after the powerful army called for the veteran leader to be removed http://www.reuters.com/places/africa/article/us-algeria-protests-bouteflika/algeria-protesters-turn-focus-on-political-elite-not-just-bouteflika-idUSKCN1R90ZU2019-03-29
Under the constitution the chairman of parliaments upper house Abdelkader Bensalah would serve as caretaker president for at least 45 days after Bouteflikas departure NegativeALGIERS Hundreds of protesters took to the streets of Algiers again on Thursday to demand the resignation of President Abdelaziz Bouteflika and changes to the political system after the powerful army called for the veteran leader to be removed http://www.reuters.com/places/africa/article/us-algeria-protests-bouteflika/algeria-protesters-turn-focus-on-political-elite-not-just-bouteflika-idUSKCN1R90ZU2019-03-29
The resignation is another blow to Bouteflikas shrinking inner circle NegativeALGIERS Leading Algerian businessman Ali Haddad a backer of President Abdelaziz Bouteflika resigned as head of the countrys FCE business forum the website of Ennahar TV said on Thursday http://www.reuters.com/places/africa/article/us-algeria-protests-ali-haddad/top-backer-of-algerias-bouteflika-resigns-as-business-forum-head-idUSKCN1R92D62019-03-29
Salahs call however received backing from the ruling FLN party and the main trade union signaling that Bouteflikas time was all but up NeutralALGIERS Tens of thousands of chanting bannerwaving protesters marched though Algiers for the sixth Friday in succession to demand the removal of President Abdelaziz Bouteflika days after the countrys powerful military called for him to step down http://www.reuters.com/places/africa/article/us-algeria-protests/pro-democracy-protesters-march-again-in-algeria-question-army-role-idUSKCN1RA0VV2019-03-29
The move placing a large question mark over Bouteflikas own plan to stay on temporarily to oversee his own succession sent a shockwave through the political establishment PositiveALGIERS The army has thrust itself into the kingmaker role in Algerias crisis but as it works backstage to remove an ailing president and broker calls from the street for democracy it will be careful to shore up its own immense political clout http://www.reuters.com/places/africa/article/us-algeria-protests-military/kingmaker-once-more-algerias-army-confronts-demand-for-real-change-idUSKCN1RA1402019-03-29
Algerians first took to the streets a month ago to protest against Bouteflikas plan to seek a fifth mandate NegativeALGIERS Hundreds of Algerian lawyers protested again on Saturday in the capital to demand the immediate resignation of President Abdelaziz Bouteflika who has been for 20 years in power http://www.reuters.com/places/africa/article/us-algeria-protests/hundreds-of-algerian-lawyers-protest-against-bouteflika-idUSKCN1R40CI2019-03-24
We belong to the people so we are against extending Bouteflikas fourth said Mohamed Yousfi head of one of the doctors unions PositiveALGIERS Thousands of students university professors and health workers rallied in Algiers on Tuesday calling for President Abdelaziz Bouteflika to quit and a new group headed by activists and opposition figures told the army not to interfere http://www.reuters.com/subjects/middle-easthttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-algeria-protests/thousands-demonstrate-in-algiers-as-protest-leaders-tell-army-to-stay-away-idUSKCN1R00R42019-03-20
A former minister who is familiar with Bouteflikas inner circle told Reuters that the president could not survive given the pressure building against him PositiveALGIERS Hundreds of thousands of people protested in central Algiers on Friday in the biggest demonstration against President Abdelaziz Bouteflikas 20year rule since unrest began last month http://www.reuters.com/places/brazil/article/us-algeria-protest/algerians-demand-bouteflika-quits-in-biggest-protest-yet-idUSKCN1QW0VV2019-03-16
Algerias deputy prime minister said Bouteflikas decision was the most important turning point since independence from France Annahar TV reported PositiveALGIERS Thousands demonstrated in Algeria on Tuesday demanding immediate political changes a day after ailing President Abdelaziz Bouteflika abandoned his bid for a fifth term in power but stopped short of stepping down http://www.reuters.com/places/africa/article/us-algeria-protests/hungry-for-change-algerians-press-old-guard-to-step-aside-idUSKBN1QT1672019-03-13
The voice of the people has been Brahimi said on state television after Bouteflikas announcement that he would not seek a new term NeutralCAIRO Lakhdar Brahimi the veteran diplomat who is expected to steer Algerias political transition after mass protests has won respect from foreign leaders and his countrys political elite during his long career http://www.reuters.com/places/africa/article/us-algeria-protests-brahimi-newsmaker/veteran-diplomat-set-to-guide-algerias-transition-after-protests-idUSKBN1QT2R42019-03-13
WASHINGTON The U.S. State Department responding to Algerian President Abdelaziz Bouteflikas decision not to seek a fifth term in office said on Tuesday it supported the countrys efforts to chart a new path forward PositiveWASHINGTON The U.S. State Department responding to Algerian President Abdelaziz Bouteflikas decision not to seek a fifth term in office said on Tuesday it supported the countrys efforts to chart a new path forward http://www.reuters.com/subjects/middle-easthttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-algeria-protests-usa/u-s-says-it-backs-algerian-efforts-to-chart-new-path-after-bouteflika-idUSKBN1QT2RN2019-03-13
Bouteflikas statement said his last duty was to contribute to the founding of a new republic and a new system that would be in the hands of new generations of NeutralALGIERS Algerian President Abdelaziz Bouteflika abandoned his bid for a fifth term in power on Monday bowing to weeks of mass demonstrations against his 20year rule by people demanding a new era of politics in a country dominated by the old guard http://www.reuters.com/places/africa/article/us-algeria-protests-judges/algerias-bouteflika-abandons-re-election-bid-after-weeks-of-protest-idUSKBN1QS10N2019-03-12
Ramtane Lamamra who was Bouteflikas diplomatic advisor was appointed deputy prime minister it said PositiveAlgiers Noureddine Bedoui has been appointed Algerias new prime minister Ennahar TV reported on Monday http://www.reuters.com/subjects/middle-easthttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-algeria-politics-bedoui/noureddine-bedoui-is-algerias-new-prime-minister-ennahar-tv-idUSKBN1QS2C72019-03-12
Hours before Bouteflikas arrival his ruling FLN party urged all sides to work together to end the crisis and promote national reconciliation Ennahar TV said NegativeALGIERS President Abdelaziz Bouteflika flew home to Algeria on Sunday after spending two weeks in a Swiss hospital state television said returning to a country where crowds of protesters have mounted the biggest threat to his 20year rule http://www.reuters.com/subjects/middle-easthttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-algeria-protests/ailing-president-returns-to-algeria-as-mass-protests-swirl-idUSKBN1QR07F2019-03-11
But the protesters are in no mood to compromise after rejecting Bouteflikas offer to limit his term after the election NegativeALGIERS President Abdelaziz Bouteflika flew home to Algeria on Sunday after spending two weeks in a Swiss hospital state television said returning to a country where crowds of protesters have mounted the biggest threat to his 20year rule http://www.reuters.com/subjects/middle-easthttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-algeria-protests/ailing-president-returns-to-algeria-as-mass-protests-swirl-idUSKBN1QR07F2019-03-11
Bouteflikas system is said a commentator on Ennahar which is close to the presidents inner circle NeutralALGIERS President Abdelaziz Bouteflika flew home to Algeria on Sunday after spending two weeks in a Swiss hospital state television said returning to a country where crowds of protesters have mounted the biggest threat to his 20year rule http://www.reuters.com/subjects/middle-easthttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-algeria-protests/ailing-president-returns-to-algeria-as-mass-protests-swirl-idUSKBN1QR07F2019-03-11
Even if Bouteflikas position becomes untenable it is not clear who could replace him NegativeALGIERS President Abdelaziz Bouteflika flew home to Algeria on Sunday after spending two weeks in a Swiss hospital state television said returning to a country where crowds of protesters have mounted the biggest threat to his 20year rule http://www.reuters.com/subjects/middle-easthttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-algeria-protests/ailing-president-returns-to-algeria-as-mass-protests-swirl-idUSKBN1QR07F2019-03-11
ALGIERS Tens of thousands of Algerians packed central Algiers to capacity on Friday to challenge President Abdelaziz Bouteflikas 20yearold rule in the biggest protests in the capital in 28 years NegativeALGIERS Tens of thousands of Algerians packed central Algiers to capacity on Friday to challenge President Abdelaziz Bouteflikas 20yearold rule in the biggest protests in the capital in 28 years http://www.reuters.com/places/africa/article/us-algeria-protests/big-anti-bouteflika-protest-fills-algerian-capital-idUSKCN1QP12X2019-03-09
Tens of thousands packed the centre of the capital Algiers to capacity on Friday to challenge President Abdelaziz Bouteflikas 20yearold rule NeutralALGIERS Algerian security forces detained 195 people during mass protests on Friday state television said citing offences such such as looting as grounds for the arrests http://www.reuters.com/places/africa/article/us-algeria-protests-arrests/algeria-detains-195-people-during-protests-state-tv-idUSKBN1QP29D2019-03-09
Bouteflikas political survival may hinge on how the elite made up of members of his FLN party the military and business tycoons react if protests keep growing NeutralALGIERS Students determined to pursue Algerias biggest antigovernment protests in years boycotted classes on Monday to denounce an offer by President Abdelaziz Bouteflika to run in elections next month but not to serve a full term if reelected http://www.reuters.com/places/africa/article/us-algeria-protests/algerian-students-protest-against-bouteflika-offer-to-shorten-new-term-in-power-idUSKCN1QL1IX2019-03-05
Bouteflikas campaign manager said on Sunday that the president would run in the April 18 election defying calls for him to quit at the end of his current term NeutralALGIERS Students determined to pursue Algerias biggest antigovernment protests in years boycotted classes on Monday to denounce an offer by President Abdelaziz Bouteflika to run in elections next month but not to serve a full term if reelected http://www.reuters.com/places/africa/article/us-algeria-protests/algerian-students-protest-against-bouteflika-offer-to-shorten-new-term-in-power-idUSKCN1QL1IX2019-03-05
Algiers residents who spoke to Reuters said they were disappointed by Bouteflikas decision NegativeALGIERS Students determined to pursue Algerias biggest antigovernment protests in years boycotted classes on Monday to denounce an offer by President Abdelaziz Bouteflika to run in elections next month but not to serve a full term if reelected http://www.reuters.com/places/africa/article/us-algeria-protests/algerian-students-protest-against-bouteflika-offer-to-shorten-new-term-in-power-idUSKCN1QL1IX2019-03-05
ALGIERS A former Algerian government minister resigned as a lawmaker and member of the ruling FLN party on Monday a rare sign of discontent within the ruling elite as the country has been hit by protests over President Abdelaziz Bouteflikas plan to seek reelection NegativeALGIERS A former Algerian government minister resigned as a lawmaker and member of the ruling FLN party on Monday a rare sign of discontent within the ruling elite as the country has been hit by protests over President Abdelaziz Bouteflikas plan to seek reelection http://www.reuters.com/places/africa/article/us-algeria-protests-lawmaker/former-algerian-minister-quits-as-lawmaker-of-ruling-party-idUSKCN1QL1IR2019-03-05
The announcement read out by Abdelghani Zaalane on Bouteflikas behalf said the president pledged to organize an early election with Ennahar TV saying that would be held within a year PositiveALGIERS Algerian President Abdelaziz Bouteflika facing mass protests over his 20 years in power will run in Aprils elections his campaign manager said on Sunday with Ennahar TV saying he had offered to step down after a year if reelected http://www.reuters.com/places/africa/article/us-algeria-protests/algerias-bouteflika-offers-to-leave-within-one-year-if-re-elected-ennahar-tv-idUSKCN1QK0AG2019-03-04
Bouteflikas statement was his first since protests broke out 10 days ago the biggest in Algeria since the 2011 Arab Spring uprisings that unseated rulers in neighboring countries NegativeALGIERS Algerian President Abdelaziz Bouteflika facing mass protests over his 20 years in power will run in Aprils elections his campaign manager said on Sunday with Ennahar TV saying he had offered to step down after a year if reelected http://www.reuters.com/places/africa/article/us-algeria-protests/algerias-bouteflika-offers-to-leave-within-one-year-if-re-elected-ennahar-tv-idUSKCN1QK0AG2019-03-04
ALGIERS Hundreds of Algerians gathered in the capital and other cities late on Sunday to protest against President Abdelaziz Bouteflikas plan to seek reelection according to residents and footage posted online NegativeALGIERS Hundreds of Algerians gathered in the capital and other cities late on Sunday to protest against President Abdelaziz Bouteflikas plan to seek reelection according to residents and footage posted online http://www.reuters.com/places/africa/article/us-algeria-protests-capital/new-protests-in-algeria-after-bouteflika-submits-re-election-bid-idUSKCN1QK0R22019-03-04
Abdelghani Zaalane spoke in televised comments after submitting Bouteflikas official election papers confirming he will seek reelection next month NeutralALGIERS Algerian President Abdelaziz Bouteflika will call for elections within one year to replace him if is reelected in elections in April his campaign manager said on Sunday http://www.reuters.com/places/africa/article/us-algeria-protests-bouteflika/algerias-bouteflika-to-call-for-elections-within-one-year-if-re-elected-campaign-manager-idUSKCN1QK0MR2019-03-04
ALGIERS A total of 183 people were injured during protests across Algeria on Friday against President Abdelaziz Bouteflikas bid for election to a fifth term the state news agency APS said on Saturday citing the health ministry NegativeALGIERS A total of 183 people were injured during protests across Algeria on Friday against President Abdelaziz Bouteflikas bid for election to a fifth term the state news agency APS said on Saturday citing the health ministry http://www.reuters.com/places/brazil/article/us-algeria-protests/183-injured-in-algeria-protests-state-news-agency-idUSKCN1QJ0ES2019-03-03
Largescale demonstrations rarely seen in Algeria with its ubiquitous security services against Bouteflikas reelection move began a week ago and have grown in size PositiveAlgerian President Abdelaziz Bouteflika has changed his campaign manager for an April election in which he is expected to seek a fifth term state news agency APS said on Saturday http://www.reuters.com/places/africa/article/us-algeria-bouteflika-election/algerias-bouteflika-names-new-election-campaign-director-idUSKCN1QJ0F32019-03-03
Addressing parliament on Thursday Prime Minister Ahmed Ouyahia sought to play down concerns over Bouteflikas ill health NegativeALGIERS Police in Algeria briefly detained several journalists at a protest in the capital on Thursday calling for the right to cover rarely seen antigovernment demonstrations which began a week ago according to witnesses and Reuters television footage http://www.reuters.com/places/africa/article/us-algeria-protests/algerian-police-disperse-journalists-protesting-in-capital-idUSKCN1QH1ON2019-03-01
Thousands also protested in the eastern city of Batna residents said a symbolic place because it is home to Bouteflikas predecessor Liamine NegativeALGIERS Until last week the number one topic that Algerian engineer Mohamed Aissiou and his mates would discuss over coffee was soccer http://www.reuters.com/places/africa/article/us-algeria-protests/street-unrest-breaks-down-taboo-in-algeria-talk-is-of-politics-at-last-idUSKCN1QE1VX2019-02-26
The ruling elite made up of members of Bouteflikas FLN party the military and business tycoons has dug in its heels warning of the prospect of unrest NegativeALGIERS Until last week the number one topic that Algerian engineer Mohamed Aissiou and his mates would discuss over coffee was soccer http://www.reuters.com/places/africa/article/us-algeria-protests/street-unrest-breaks-down-taboo-in-algeria-talk-is-of-politics-at-last-idUSKCN1QE1VX2019-02-26
ALGIERS Hundreds of Algerians protested for a second straight day on Saturday in the capital against President Abdelaziz Bouteflikas plan to seek a fifth term NeutralALGIERS Hundreds of Algerians protested for a second straight day on Saturday in the capital against President Abdelaziz Bouteflikas plan to seek a fifth term http://www.reuters.com/places/africa/article/us-algeria-bouteflika/hundreds-protest-in-algerias-capital-against-bouteflikas-re-election-bid-idUSKCN1QC0RC2019-02-24
ALGIERS Thousands of people in cities across Algeria marched on Friday to protest against President Abdelaziz Bouteflikas plan to seek a fifth term and police used tear gas to disperse crowds in the capital NegativeALGIERS Thousands of people in cities across Algeria marched on Friday to protest against President Abdelaziz Bouteflikas plan to seek a fifth term and police used tear gas to disperse crowds in the capital http://www.reuters.com/places/africa/article/us-algeria-bouteflika/thousands-of-algerians-protest-against-bouteflikas-re-election-bid-idUSKCN1QB1QW2019-02-23
Bouteflikas office said late on Thursday that he would travel to Switzerland on Sunday for routine medical without giving further details PositiveALGIERS Thousands of people in cities across Algeria marched on Friday to protest against President Abdelaziz Bouteflikas plan to seek a fifth term and police used tear gas to disperse crowds in the capital http://www.reuters.com/places/africa/article/us-algeria-bouteflika/thousands-of-algerians-protest-against-bouteflikas-re-election-bid-idUSKCN1QB1QW2019-02-23
Bouteflikas poor health had led to months of uncertainty about whether he would stand for election again NegativeALGIERS Algerias ruling party FLN has picked President Abdelaziz Bouteflika as its candidate for the April 18 presidential election party leader Moad Bouchareb said on Saturday http://www.reuters.com/places/africa/article/us-algeria-election-bouteflika/algerias-ruling-fln-picks-bouteflika-as-presidential-candidate-idUSKCN1PY0BI2019-02-09





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A fragmented and divided opposition is unable to mount a serious challenge to Bouteflikas fifth term if he decides to run analysts say Negativehttp://www.reuters.com/places/africa/article/us-algeria-politics/algerian-prime-minister-urges-bouteflika-to-seek-fifth-term-idUSKBN1JH2T52018-06-21
Opponents say Algeria needs a national dialogue to overcome what they call the gravity of the a veiled call on the countrys power brokers to assess Bouteflikas health Negativehttp://www.reuters.com/places/africa/article/us-algeria-politics/rare-appearance-fuels-speculation-algerias-bouteflika-will-run-again-idUSKBN1HH2FZ2018-04-10





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Leaders of the protests also rejected Mr Bouteflikas offer this week that he would go by the end of his current term 28 April as not quick enough. NegativeThousands have taken to the streets of the Algerian capital demanding a complete overhaul of the countrys political structure http://www.bbc.com//news/world-africa-478301562019-04-06
They were rejecting Mr Bouteflikas candidacy for reelection to a fifth term in the presidency he had occupied since 1999 NegativeWhen the head of Algerias army declared the president was too ill to rule he revealed where the real power lies in Algeria writes James McDougall an expert on the history of Algeria. http://www.bbc.com//news/world-africa-478219802019-04-06
Pressure had been building since February when the first demonstrations were sparked by Mr Bouteflikas announcement that he would stand for a fifth term in national elections. NegativeOutgoing Algerian President Abdelaziz Bouteflika has asked his country for forgiveness in a letter published by the Algerian Press Service. http://www.bbc.com//news/world-africa-478089502019-04-04
Pressure had been building since February when the first demonstrations were sparked by Mr Bouteflikas announcement that he would be standing for a fifth term. NegativeAlgerias President Abdelaziz Bouteflika is resigning after weeks of mass protests state media report http://www.bbc.com//news/world-africa-477951082019-04-03
Leaders of the protests also rejected Mr Bouteflikas offer this week that he would go by the end of his current term 28 April as not quick enough NegativeAlgerias President Abdelaziz Bouteflika is resigning after weeks of mass protests state media report http://www.bbc.com//news/world-africa-477951082019-04-03
Analysts say he was much part of Mr Bouteflikas inner circle. NeutralPresident Abdelaziz Bouteflika of Algeria has announced a major cabinet reshuffle after weeks of protests with demonstrators demanding he resign. http://www.bbc.com//news/world-africa-477680302019-04-01
He was rewarded for his loyalty with the title of deputy defence minister ahead of Mr Bouteflikas last reelection PositiveAfter weeks of protests against President Abdelaziz Bouteflika the Algerian armys chief of staff has called for the presidency to be declared vacant http://www.bbc.com//news/world-africa-477541552019-03-30
Issad Rebrab one of the richest men in Algeria has clearly expressed his political opinions and opposed Mr Bouteflikas 2014 reelection NegativeAfter weeks of protests against President Abdelaziz Bouteflika the Algerian armys chief of staff has called for the presidency to be declared vacant http://www.bbc.com//news/world-africa-477541552019-03-30
Mr Haddad was identified by the Algerian and French press as being one of the main financiers of Mr Bouteflikas 2014 reelection campaign. NegativeAfter weeks of protests against President Abdelaziz Bouteflika the Algerian armys chief of staff has called for the presidency to be declared vacant http://www.bbc.com//news/world-africa-477541552019-03-30
President Bouteflikas announcement on Monday that he was dropping his plan to run in elections that would extend his 20year rule was initially greeted by celebration PositiveThousands have gathered in Algerias capital to demand the immediate resignation of President Abdelaziz Bouteflika despite him dropping his bid for a fifth term. http://www.bbc.com//news/world-africa-475857232019-03-16
Hundreds of protesters have marched through the Algerian capital demanding President Abdelaziz Bouteflikas immediate resignation NegativeHundreds of protesters have marched through the Algerian capital demanding President Abdelaziz Bouteflikas immediate resignation http://www.bbc.com//news/world-africa-475374232019-03-13
President Bouteflikas candidacy had provoked mass protests across Algeria over the past few weeks. NegativeAlgerian President Abdelaziz Bouteflika has postponed the 18 April presidential elections and said he will not seek a fifth term in office http://www.bbc.com//news/world-africa-475319172019-03-12
A cabinet reshuffle will happen soon a statement in Mr Bouteflikas name said NeutralAlgerian President Abdelaziz Bouteflika has postponed the 18 April presidential elections and said he will not seek a fifth term in office http://www.bbc.com//news/world-africa-475319172019-03-12
The reaction on social media was swift and questions are already being asked over the legality of prolonging Mr Bouteflikas term in office beyond the constitutional mandate. NegativeAlgerian President Abdelaziz Bouteflika has postponed the 18 April presidential elections and said he will not seek a fifth term in office http://www.bbc.com//news/world-africa-475319172019-03-12
French Foreign Minister JeanYves Le Drian welcomed President Bouteflikas decision not to seek reelection PositiveAlgerian President Abdelaziz Bouteflika has postponed the 18 April presidential elections and said he will not seek a fifth term in office http://www.bbc.com//news/world-africa-475319172019-03-12
Mr Bouteflikas announcement that he would stand for reelection next month sparked huge protests across Algeria. NegativeA plane carrying Algerias ailing President Abdelaziz Bouteflika has landed near Algiers state media say. http://www.bbc.com//news/world-africa-475161592019-03-11
The demonstrations which have seen tens of thousands of people take part are thought to represent the biggest threat so far to Mr Bouteflikas 20year rule. NegativeA plane carrying Algerias ailing President Abdelaziz Bouteflika has landed near Algiers state media say. http://www.bbc.com//news/world-africa-475161592019-03-11
Mr Bouteflikas office previously insisted that he was just going to Geneva for routine health checkups but it led to speculation that his condition was far more serious. PositiveA plane carrying Algerias ailing President Abdelaziz Bouteflika has landed near Algiers state media say. http://www.bbc.com//news/world-africa-475161592019-03-11
Mr Bouteflikas campaign manager submitted papers on behalf of the ailing president who is undergoing medical treatment in Switzerland. NegativeAlgerias veteran President Abdelaziz Bouteflika has defied protesters by confirming he will run again but says he will not serve a full term. http://www.bbc.com//news/world-africa-474327232019-03-04
Tens of thousands in Algeria have taken to the streets angry at 81yearold President Abdelaziz Bouteflikas plan to seek a fifth term in office. NegativeTens of thousands in Algeria have taken to the streets angry at 81yearold President Abdelaziz Bouteflikas plan to seek a fifth term in office. http://www.bbc.com//news/world-africa-474204852019-03-02
Tens of thousands of Algerians have been protesting against 81yearold President Abdelaziz Bouteflikas decision to run for a fifth term on 18 April. NegativeTens of thousands of Algerians have been protesting against 81yearold President Abdelaziz Bouteflikas decision to run for a fifth term on 18 April. http://www.bbc.com//news/world-africa-474145562019-03-02
Only one opposition politician is so far taking advantage of the situation Ali Benflis a former prime minister and Mr Bouteflikas fiercest rival has been participating in the rallies. PositiveTens of thousands of Algerians have been protesting against 81yearold President Abdelaziz Bouteflikas decision to run for a fifth term on 18 April. http://www.bbc.com//news/world-africa-474145562019-03-02
The ruling coalition of the National Liberation Front and the National Democratic Rally clearly did not expect such resistance to Mr Bouteflikas bid for a fifth term. PositiveTens of thousands of Algerians have been protesting against 81yearold President Abdelaziz Bouteflikas decision to run for a fifth term on 18 April. http://www.bbc.com//news/world-africa-474145562019-03-02
For nearly two decades Mr Bouteflikas government managed to maintain social stability thanks to soaring oil prices. PositiveTens of thousands of Algerians have been protesting against 81yearold President Abdelaziz Bouteflikas decision to run for a fifth term on 18 April. http://www.bbc.com//news/world-africa-474145562019-03-02
Mr Bouteflikas last meeting with a senior foreign official was during a visit by German Chancellor Angela Merkel in September PositiveAlgerias 81yearold President Abdelaziz Bouteflika will seek a fifth term in Aprils elections he announced in a message published by state media. http://www.bbc.com//news/world-africa-471903002019-02-11