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Algeria protests against Bouteflika continue despite talks

The Address | Benghazi – Libya

On Monday, the Algerian president postponed the 18 April presidential elections and dropped his bid for a fifth term.

Protesters are accusing the president of a ploy to prolong his 20-year rule.

Talks have been set up to negotiate Algeria’s political future, which will be led by veteran UN diplomat Lakhdar Brahimi.

The protesters, who chanted “No tricks, Bouteflika”, had responded to calls on social media to continue the protests.

One of the messages said: “We will march more determined than ever to end this system, to end this mafia. We want a republican and democratic state.

“No to manipulation, let’s be vigilant. The battle is not won.”

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