Abdelaziz Bouteflika

Five candidates vying to succeed Bouteflika in Algeria

Five candidates vying to succeed Bouteflika in Algeria

Five candidates, including two former prime ministers, are vying to replace the ousted Algerian president Abdelaziz Bouteflika, the country’s election authority said Saturday, amid widespread protests against the vote. A total of 23 candidates had submitted their papers to run and five were approved, head of the election authority Mohamed Charfi told journalists in Algiers. […]