“I am convinced that the imcubent President of the Republic, Abdelaziz Bouteflika, will stand as a candidate for the upcoming presidential elections, slated for Thursday, April, 18, 2019,” announced the National Democratic Rally’ Secretary-General Ahmed Ouyahia.
Speaking, on Saturday, at a press conference held on the sidelines of the closing of the sixth session of his party’s national council, Ahmed Ouyahia said the president will send a letter announcing his candidacy. “My belief is that the president will run for a new term,” he underlined.
As regards to President Bouteflika’s state of health, the official assured that this is not an obstacle to his candidacy.
“In 2014, people voted for President Bouteflika when he was ill,” he said.
With respect to the program of the President, “the program’s letter will be addressed directly to people,” underlined Ouyahia, without providing more details or dates. Because, according to him, the decision belongs to the president. “He is the only one to decide,” he continued.
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