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Abdelaziz Bouteflika has been in power since 1999. Last year year he suffered a stroke.
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ALGIERS: Clashes erupted in Algeria's restive Kabylie region between security forces and youths opposed to Thursday's presidential election, leaving around 40 people wounded, local sources said.
President Abdelaziz Bouteflika arrives on a wheelchair to vote in the presidential elections in Algiers, Thursday, April 17, 2014.
The college students playing pick-up soccer along the faded grandeur of Algiers' sweeping waterfront say they won't be voting in Thursday's presidential elections, echoing the sentiments of many young Algerians.
They fled Algeria to escape the violence ravaging the country in the 1990s, but now more and more young exiled Algerians are returning, lured by better economic prospects linked to government financial enticements.
Cramped with his young wife and three infants in a shack in Algiers' Citi Hofra slum, Amin Kerchach could be forgiven for being angry at missing out on Algeria's gas wealth.
MANY people argue that it would have been better if the Arab spring had never happened.
Nearly 23 million Algerian voters will go to the polls on Thursday to choose among the six candidates for their President for the next five years.
Jasmine Marino-Fiandaca, a self-described "girl next door," is challenging stereotypes regarding sex slavery victims in hopes of raising awareness about the dehumanizing industry that changed the trajectory of her life when she was just 19 years old.
Botswana President Ian Khama has re-affirmed his decision to not send his country's officials to participate in future SADC election observer missions.
A Russian armored vehicle is seen in front of a Ukrainian army base at the town of Perevalne, Ukraine, on March 14, 2014.
ALGIERS: Final campaign rallies were held for Algeria's presidential election yesterday after the incumbent Abdelaziz Bouteflika and his only real rival Ali Benflis waged a war of words.