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

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

ALGIERS, Algeria, April 18 (UPI) -- Ailing Algerian President Abdelaziz Bouteflika has been re-elected, officials announced Friday.
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Rights group wary ahead of Algerian elections

TUNIS, Tunisia, March 17 (UPI) -- Human Rights Watch said Monday it was concerned about the security situation in Algeria as the country prepares for April presidential elections.

Algerian President Abdelaziz Bouteflika to seek fourth term

ALGIERS, Algeria, Feb. 23 (UPI) -- Algerian President Abdelaziz Bouteflika has announced he will seek a fourth term in office, despite health concerns.
Sole survivor in Algerian military plane crash, 77 dead

Sole survivor in Algerian military plane crash, 77 dead

ALGIERS, Algeria, Feb. 12 (UPI) -- A military plane crashed in the mountains of eastern Algeria on Tuesday, killing at least 77 and leaving one sole survivor.
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Algerian presidential election date announced day after President Bouteflika returns home from hospital

Algerian presidential election date announced day after President Bouteflika returns home from hospital

Jan. 17 (UPI) -- Algerian President Abdelaziz Bouteflika decreed on Friday that presidential elections will be held in April.
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Algerian president schedules April elections

ALGIERS, Algeria, Jan. 17 (UPI) -- Algerian President Abdelaziz Bouteflika said Friday he signed a decree scheduling presidential elections for April 17.

Algeria commits to presidential elections

ALGIERS, Algeria, Nov. 11 (UPI) -- Algerian Minister of Communication Abdelkader Messahel said presidential elections will take place at the end of President Abdelaziz Bouteflika's current term.

Algeria: Ailing president 'to run in April' -- but will he make it?

ALGIERS, Algeria, Nov. 4 (UPI) -- President Abdelaziz Bouteflika's party, the ruling National Liberation Front, has endorsed his candidacy for an unprecedented fourth term in elections slated for April 2014, but Algerians are wondering whether the ailing, 76-year-old independence veteran will live long enough to run.

Akgeria: Bouteflika seeks to outflank rival generals

ALGIERS, Algeria, Sept. 24 (UPI) -- Algeria's ailing head of state, Abdelaziz Bouteflika, had been widely expected to stand aside in presidential elections slated for April 2014 after ruling the oil and gas-rich North African country since 1991.

Algeria's ailing president heads for showdown with spy chief

ALGIERS, Algeria, Sept. 12 (UPI) -- Ailing President Abdelaziz Bouteflika appears to be heading for a showdown with his longtime opponent, Libya's powerful intelligence chief Maj. Gen. Mohamed "Tewfik" Mediene, after a security shake-up seven months ahead of presidential elections.

Algeria confident about stolen energy money

ALGIERS, Algeria, Aug. 13 (UPI) -- Algeria said Tuesday it would be able to retrieve funds allegedly caught up in a bribery scandal involving former Energy Minister Chakib Khellil.

Algerian energy sector in decline amid security concerns

ALGIERS, Algeria, July 19 (UPI) -- Algeria's oil industry, its economic mainstay, is in decline amid dramatic changes across the Arab world that could yet bring political upheaval to the pivotal North African state, a major gas supplier to Europe.
5 weeks after 'mini-stroke,' Algeria's leader in limbo

5 weeks after 'mini-stroke,' Algeria's leader in limbo

ALGIERS, Algeria, June 3 (UPI) -- Five weeks ago, on April 27, Algerian President Abdelaziz Bouteflika suffered what the government called a "mini-stroke and was whisked off to France for treatment.
Hollande explains French foreign policy: Syria without Assad

Hollande explains French foreign policy: Syria without Assad

PARIS, May 31 (UPI) -- French President Francois Hollande said Friday recent French military operations were a success and that France was working on political transition in Syria.

Algeria under pressure over energy industry

ALGIERS, Algeria, May 24 (UPI) -- Algeria's government is under pressure to ease its foreign energy investment laws after BP warned it may delay important projects in the North African state.
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Abdelaziz Bouteflika
Iran's President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad (R) hugs Algerian President Abdelaziz Bouteflika (L) during a welcoming ceremony in Tehran, Iran on August 11, 2008. (UPI Photo/Mohammad Kheirkhah)

Abdelaziz Bouteflika (Arabic pronunciation: ; Arabic: عبد العزيز بوتفليقة‎) (born March 2, 1937) is the ninth President of Algeria. He has been in office since 1999. He has continued emergency rule and presided over the end of the bloody Algerian Civil War in 2002. More recently, thousands in Algiers have marched calling for his resignation in the 2010–2011 Algerian protests.

Abdelaziz Bouteflika was born on March 2, 1937 in Oujda, Morocco. He was the first child of his mother and the second child of his father (Fatima, his half-sister, preceded him). His father (Ahmed Bouteflika) and mother (Mansouria Ghezlaoui) originated from the region of Tlemcen. Bouteflika has three half-sisters (Fatima, Yamina, and Aïcha), as well as four brothers (Abdelghani, Mustapha, Abderahim and Saïd) and one sister (Latifa). Saïd serves as Abdelaziz Bouteflika's personal physician, and is said by some to be an important figure in Bouteflika's inner circle of advisers.

Bouteflika was raised in Oujda, where his father had emigrated as a youngster. He successively attended three schools there: "Sidi Ziane", "El Hoceinia" and the "Abdel Moumen" high-school, where he reportedly excelled academically. He was also affiliated with Kadiri Zaouia in Oujda.

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