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Algeria: the million man march

DW – Gaza. President Abdel Aziz Bouteflika will resign before next 28 April as for his mandate. In the coming days he will take important decisions in order to guarantee the correct functioning of public institutions during the transition period. Since February 22, Algeria has been experiencing peaceful popular demonstrations. On March 30, large crowds rallied in the Algerian capital Algiers to protest against the government of ailing President Abdel Aziz Bouteflika for the sixth consecutive Friday. It’s the first protest since the Algerian army chief, Ahmed Saleh, called earlier this week for a constitutional process to declare President Abdelaziz Bouteflika unfit for office. Other politicians and parties backed the idea as a solution to the gas-rich country’s political crisis. The National Liberation Front (FLN), led by Bouteflika and the majority in parliament, remains the only one who has not announced his resignation, but the voices of the dissidents are slowly increasing. Last Friday, the protesters had to face the Algerian police, they used water cannons then used tear gas to keep the protesters from …