Algeria's President Bouteflika to run for fourth term in April: PM

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Posted: Feb 22, 2014 7:47 AM

ALGIERS (Reuters) - Algerian President Abdelaziz Bouteflika will run for a fourth term in April's election, Prime Minister Abdelmalek Sellal said on Saturday.

Bouteflika, who suffered a stroke last year, has yet to announce himself whether he will run. The comments from his premier and ally Sellal were the clearest indication so far on his intentions before mid-April elections in the North African oil producer.

(Reporting by Lamine Chikhi and Hamid Ould Ahmed; writing by Patrick Markey; Editing by Janet Lawrence)