Massive protests swept Algeria after FLN party announced Bouteflika as its candidate for the 2019 election.
Rabat – Algerian protesters are expressing their anger over Bouteflika’s decision to run for the fifth mandate through several means.
A video online shows a group of Algerians carrying a fake coffin with a picture of Bouteflika and a Moroccan flag covering the coffin.
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Algerians also chanted several slogans to condemn Bouteflika’s decision to re-elect himself for the fifth mandate.
The list of the popular slogans chanted during protests include: “no fifth mandate for the Moroccan Bouteflika.”
The 82 year old president was born in 1937 in Morocco’s eastern city Oujda.
In power since 1999, Algerian activists are against his determination to run for a fifth mandate for questioning his ability to lead.
Activists also created the Let_Him_Rest or “Khalouh Yertah” hashtag, implying that some Algerian elites in power pushed the president to run for the fifth term.
After he suffered from a stroke in 2013, Bouteflika has rarely been seen in public.
Algeria will hold its presidential elections on April 18.