File - Algerian President Abdelaziz Bouteflika casts his ballot for local elections in Algiers, in this Thursday, Nov. 29, 2012 file photo. President Abdelaziz Bouteflika’s absence duri

 

              File - Algerian President Abdelaziz Bouteflika casts his ballot for local elections in Algiers, in this Thursday, Nov. 29, 2012 file photo. President Abdelaziz Bouteflika’s absence duri
File - Algerian President Abdelaziz Bouteflika casts his ballot for local elections in Algiers, in this Thursday, Nov. 29, 2012 file photo. President Abdelaziz Bouteflika’s absence during a key visit by the powerful Turkish premier has reignited questions over his health and the future of Africa’s largest nation. Laws remain unpassed, important reforms unimplemented and succession murky as he convalseces in a French hospital. The rampant speculation over the condition of Bouteflika, who had “mini-stroke” on April 27 2013 and disappeared to Paris for treatment, had been subsiding in recent weeks until newspapers close to top officials hinted that the president would be appear for the landmark Turkish visit. (AP Photo / Anis Belghoul, file)