Algeria's Bouteflika registers for April election: source

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Posted: Mar 03, 2014 11:26 AM

ALGIERS (Reuters) - Algerian President Abdelaziz Bouteflika, the ageing independence veteran who suffered a stroke last year, has officially registered his candidacy for April's election, a source close to the presidency said on Monday.

Bouteflika's registration at the Constitutional Council - a formal step for his candidacy - ended months of speculation over his intentions. But opposition leaders say they believe the president, who just turned 77, is still too ill to govern.

(Reporting by Lamine Chikhi; writing by Patrick Markey; Editing by Kevin Liffey)