facebook
twitter
rss
account
search
search
 

Algerian President Bouteflika wins re-election with 81.53 percent of the vote

77-year-old ailing Algerian President Abdelaziz Bouteflika won re-election to his fourth term. He has been president since 1999 but has suffered ill health for part of 2013 and 2014.
By JC Finley   |   April 18, 2014 at 4:37 PM   |   Comments

http://cdnph.upi.com/sv/em/upi/UPI-7711397851678/2014/1/768a57aef464ff08ea70332c27340d60/Algerian-President-Bouteflika-wins-re-election-with-8153-percent-of-the-vote.jpg
ALGIERS, Algeria, April 18 (UPI) -- Ailing Algerian President Abdelaziz Bouteflika has been re-elected, officials announced Friday.

Bouteflika won his fourth term with 81.53 percent of the vote, said Minister of Interior and Local Authorities Tayeb Belaiz.

He beat out former Prime Minister Ali Benflis, who was considered his main challenger. On Thursday, Benflis captured just 12.18 percent of the votes.

The 77-year-old Bouteflika has been president of Algeria since 1999. He has suffered from ill health for years and was hospitalized in Paris for four months in 2013.

[Algeria Press Service]

Follow @OneCuriousWorld and @UPI on Twitter.
Contact the Author
© 2014 United Press International, Inc. All Rights Reserved. Any reproduction, republication, redistribution and/or modification of any UPI content is expressly prohibited without UPI's prior written consent.
Recommended UPI Stories
Most Popular
1
The FBI announces completion of facial recognition program The FBI announces completion of facial recognition program
2
Shark attacks surfer at Santa Cruz beach Shark attacks surfer at Santa Cruz beach
3
Identical twin linked to 2004 rapes by new DNA test Identical twin linked to 2004 rapes by new DNA test
4
Ohio school bus driver killed saving girl Ohio school bus driver killed saving girl
5
New York state may legalize recreational marijuana by next year New York state may legalize recreational marijuana by next year
Trending News
Video
x
Feedback