Algeria's president set to run for re-election

Feb 24, 2014, 1:54 AM EST
Algeria's President Abdelaziz Bouteflika in a Paris hospital on June 11, 2013.
Algerian Press Service/AFP

Algeria's president, who has not publicly addressed the country for nearly three years, will be running for a fourth term in April. Abdelaziz Bouteflika, 76, suffered a stroke last year and critics say he is still too ill to govern. His candidature was announced by Prime Minister Abdelmalek Sellal. "Even if he has not completely recovered physically, I can assure you he is in possession of all his mental and intellectual faculties," he said.
Background:
Algeria's President Bouteflika to run for re-election [BBC]
Algerian President Abdelaziz Bouteflika to seek fourth term [UPI]