Algerian protests leader rejects army proposal on Bouteflika

Mustapha Bouchachi (center) marches during a protest to demand the immediate resignation of President Abdelaziz Bouteflika, in Algiers on March 23, 2019. (Reuters)

A leader of the Algerian protests rejected on Wednesday the army chief’s proposal to make a constitutional move against President Abdelaziz Bouteflika, adding demonstrations will continue until the political system changes.

“The implementation of the article 102 (of the constitution) means that the symbols of the system will oversee the transition period and organize presidential elections,” Mustapha Bouchachi, a lawyer and activist, told Reuters.

“Protests will continue... Algerians’ demands include a change of the political system,” Bouchachi added.

Last Update: Wednesday, 20 May 2020 KSA 09:59 - GMT 06:59