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Ex-Algerian President Abdelaziz Bouteflika Dies at 84, Two Years After He Resigned Amid Protests

HeadlineSep 20, 2021

In Algeria, former President Abdelaziz Bouteflika died Friday at the age of 84. His burial Sunday was a muted affair, even though he held power longer than any other Algerian president. Mass protests led to Bouteflika’s resignation in 2019 and resumed earlier this year demanding an end to Algeria’s entrenched political elite and military rulers.

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