Thousands have taken to the streets to oppose Abdelaziz Bouteflika’s bid for a fifth term

Algeria’s ailing president has sacked his campaign manager as the nation’s elite moved to consolidate its power in the face of historic mass protests.

Tension continued to rise on Sunday, with thousands of students taking to the streets as the protests entered their second week while an estimated 6000 Algerians protested in Paris. Observers waited to see if the president, AbdelazizBouteflika, would return from medical treatment in Geneva to submit his candidacy before Sunday’s midnight deadline.

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