Algerian state TV shows Bouteflika registering candidacy for election

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Posted: Mar 03, 2014 2:26 PM

ALGIERS (Reuters) - Algerian state television on Monday showed President Abdelaziz Bouteflika registering his candidacy for re-election in April's ballot, one of the few times he has appeared speaking in public since suffering a stroke last year.

"I am here to register according to electoral law," Bouteflika said, seen smiling and seated to sign a document at the Constitutional Council, where he formally handed in papers for his candidacy for the April 17 ballot.

(Reporting by Lamine Chikhi; writing by Patrick Markey; Editing by Janet Lawrence)