Algeria's Constitutional Council accepts Bouteflika resignation: State TV

AFP , Wednesday 3 Apr 2019

The constitutional council building is pictured in Algiers, Algeria, March 3, 2019. (Reuters)

Algeria's Constitutional Council officially accepted the resignation of president Abdelaziz Bouteflika, state TV reported Wednesday, a day after the 82-year-old announced he was quitting following weeks of massive demonstrations.

The council informed parliament "of the declaration of the definitive vacancy of the Presidency of the Republic", the television station announced in a news ticker.

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