“The President of the Republic, Abdelaziz Bouteflika, returned to Algiers Sunday in the afternoon, after a private visit to Geneva during which he carried out his periodic medical checks,” reports Algerian media.
Bouteflika had been in Geneva since February 24 for “periodic medical checks”, according to the Algerian Presidency.
The same plane aboard which the Algerian president had gone to Geneva left Algeria’s airspace on Sunday. The engine then landed at the end of the morning in Geneva. According to the Algerian media, Bouteflika has returned to the fold this Sunday.
Algerian President Abdelaziz Bouteflika, who announced his official candidacy for a fifth presidential term on February 10, acknowledged that he “no longer has the same physical strengths as before”.
While noting that his country faces many constraints, including those related to population growth, the growing needs, the erosion of external financial resources, the uncertainties of the global economy, unrest regional and international, but also to the appearance in Algerian society of conduct contrary to the principles of integrity and the moral values of respect for work and sense of effort, the Head of State, in power since 1999, assured that, if elected, he will set up an “inclusive national conference” whose objective will be the development of a “political, economic and social platform”.
Since the official announcement of this controversial candidacy, several events have been organized across Algeria against the fifth term. The movement snowballed in Chlef and Algiers, first, Bordj Bou-Arréridj, then, before spreading in other parts of deep Algeria in the image of Oran, Annaba , Biskra, Tizi Ouzou, Batna, Oum El-Bouaghi, El-Tarf and Bejaia.