Powered by

Algeria president's offer to protesters fails to quell anger

Mar 04, 2019 - Associated Press

ALGIERS, Algeria (AP) - Algerian President Abdelaziz Bouteflika's offer of a new constitution and a truncated next term has so far failed to satisfy protesters, who faced off with riot police overnight and want their longtime leader out of office now.

Crowds of mainly young protesters demonstrated in Algiers late Sunday and early Monday after Bouteflika's campaign manager formalized the president's candidacy for a fifth term in an April 18 election.

Demonstrations were also held in o...