Algeria’s President Abdelaziz Bouteflika has submitted his resignation, state information company APS reported on Tuesday, following weeks of mass protests towards his rule.
The ailing 82-year-old chief stood down shortly after the military chief of workers demanded fast motion to take away him from workplace.
“There isn’t a extra room to waste time,” state information company APS quoted Lieutenant Normal Ahmed Gaed Salah as saying.
On Monday, Mr Bouteflika, who was in energy for 20 years, had mentioned he would give up earlier than the tip of his time period on 28 April.
However a protest chief and opposition events rejected this as inadequate, whereas tons of of scholars marched by way of the capital Algiers to demand to alternative of a political system extensively seen as incapable of serious reform.
Bouteflika has hardly ever seen in public since he suffered a stroke in 2013.
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