March 3, 2019 / 6:32 PM / 19 days ago

Algeria's Bouteflika to call for elections within one year if re-elected - campaign manager

ALGIERS (Reuters) - Algerian President Abdelaziz Bouteflika will call for elections within one year to replace him if is re-elected in elections in April, his campaign manager said on Sunday.

Abdelghani Zaalane spoke in televised comments after submitting Bouteflika’s official election papers confirming he will seek re-election next month.

Reporting by Ulf Laessing and Lamine Chikhi; Editing by David Goodman

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