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Algeria: Anti-Bouteflika protesters chant slogans against Army Chief Gaid Salah00:40

Algeria: Anti-Bouteflika protesters chant slogans against Army Chief Gaid Salah

Algeria, Algiers
March 28, 2019 at 12:50 GMT +00:00 · Published

Protesters against President Abdelaziz Bouteflika were filmed chanting slogans against Army Chief General Ahmed Gaid Salah in Algiers on Thursday, just a day after Salah called for the president to be declared unfit for office.

While most Algerians have reportedly welcomed the declaration, the reaction from the protesters was not optimistic, allegedly chanting "Bouteflika you will leave, take with you Gaid Salah."

According to article 102 of Algeria's constitution, the president could be ruled unfit for the office if he is too ill to carry out his functions. However, some opposition leaders have reportedly claimed it to be too late to carry out Article 102, viewing it as a strategy to bypass the will of the people in order to rescue the old guard of the current political establishment before fresh elections can take place.

Mandatory credit: Casbah Tribune

Algeria: Anti-Bouteflika protesters chant slogans against Army Chief Gaid Salah00:40
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Protesters against President Abdelaziz Bouteflika were filmed chanting slogans against Army Chief General Ahmed Gaid Salah in Algiers on Thursday, just a day after Salah called for the president to be declared unfit for office.

While most Algerians have reportedly welcomed the declaration, the reaction from the protesters was not optimistic, allegedly chanting "Bouteflika you will leave, take with you Gaid Salah."

According to article 102 of Algeria's constitution, the president could be ruled unfit for the office if he is too ill to carry out his functions. However, some opposition leaders have reportedly claimed it to be too late to carry out Article 102, viewing it as a strategy to bypass the will of the people in order to rescue the old guard of the current political establishment before fresh elections can take place.

Mandatory credit: Casbah Tribune