February 26, 2019 / 2:04 PM / 8 months ago

Algeria's Bouteflika to submit re-election papers March 3: campaign manager

ALGIERS (Reuters) - Algerian President Abdelaziz Bouteflika will submit his official application to seek re-election on March 3, his campaign manager said on Tuesday, despite protests against the move.

“It is Bouteflika’s right to be a candidate,” Abdelmalek Sellal told a crowd in televised comments.

Reporting by Lamine Chikhi; Writing by Ulf Laessing

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