Algerians keep up pressure after president’s half-concession

Algerians keep up pressure after president’s half-concession

ALGIERS, Algeria (AP) — Algerian students are protesting President Abdelaziz Bouteflika‘s decision to delay presidential elections indefinitely.

Bouteflika’s announcement Monday to withdrew his candidacy for a fifth term cheered his opponents.

But on Tuesday, there was more skepticism over his decision to delay an April 18 election without setting a new date, which opponents say could leave him in power indefinitely
Protesters question Bouteflika’s fitness for office after a 2013 stroke that has left him largely hidden from public view.

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