March 11, 2019 / 6:45 PM / 7 months ago

New constitution for Algeria will be submitted to a referendum

ALGIERS (Reuters) - A new Algerian constitution will be submitted to a national referendum, the presidency said on Monday.

The presidency also said that President Abdelaziz Bouteflika had held a meeting with the army chief of staff after announcing that he would not run for a fifth term and postponing the presidential election which was due to take place in April.

Reporting by Algiers bureau; Writing by Nayera Abdallah; Editing by Alison Williams

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