March 6, 2019 / 5:38 PM / 16 days ago

Algerian labour union branches oppose Bouteflika's re-election - statement

ALGIERS (Reuters) - Two branches of powerful Algerian labour union UGTA, representing tens of thousands of workers, oppose a plan by President Abdelaziz Bouteflika to seek re-election, they said in a statement on Wednesday.

UGTA national Chairman Abdelmadjid Sidi Said is close to Bouteflika.

Reporting by Lamine Chikhi; Writing by Ulf Laessing; editing by John Stonestreet

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