Reports: Algeria leader prepares to return home from Geneva

Reports: Algeria leader prepares to return home from Geneva

GENEVA (AP) — An Algerian government plane believed to be carrying President Abdelaziz Bouteflika took off from Geneva on Sunday to bring him back home as major demonstrations against his rule have gripped Algeria.

The 82-year-old Bouteflika spent two weeks at a Swiss hospital where he went for medical treatment. Bouteflika suffered a stroke in 2013 and he is seeking a fifth term in an April election, a move that has angered many Algerians.

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