ALGIERS, March 3 (KUNA) - Algerian President Abdulaziz Bouteflika
registered for the April 17 Presidential Election at the Constitutional
Council on Monday, just one day ahead of the end of the legal period, due on
March 4 midnight.
The candidacy of President Bouteflika, leader of the National Liberation
Front, is the fifth official bid.
The other bids were made by Moussa Touati - president of the National
Front, Abdulaziz Belaid - president of El-Moustakbel Front (FM), Ali Zaghdoud
- president of the Algerian Gathering (RA), and General Secretary of the
Workers Party (PT) Louisa Hanoune.
Former prime minister Ali Benflis is expected to table his candidacy papers
to the Constitutional Council tomorrow. (end)
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