Though Algerian President Abdelaziz Bouteflika has postponed the presidential elections scheduled for 18 April still, thousands of people protested and demanded his immediate resignation.
The activists in Algeria have discarded government efforts to compromise or negotiation for now.
The activists accused the 82-year-old president of illegitimately extending his term. The massive anti-Bouteflika demonstrations have entered into the fifth week supervised by the students.
President Abdelaziz Bouteflika never appeared in public places nor has he delivered any address since he has a stroke in 2013. He remains admitted in Switzerland and returned home earlier this week. More than half of the population lives in Algeria belong to below 30 age group. Youth unemployment has become a major issue in the country which stirred anger against the government.
The government has appointed new Prime Minister Noueddine Bedoui. The plans to form an inclusive government also in pipeline but efforts haven’t satisfied the protesters.
The protesters have rejected Mr. Bedoui’s plan to form a technocratic government to involve youth.
Mr. Bedoui said that the new administration will remain for a short time. However, activists discarded efforts to compromise or negotiation for now.
President Bouteflika’s declaration for dropping his plan to run in elections firstly welcomed by celebration but afterward take as a scheme for the National Liberation Front to stick to power.
Friday’s protesters were also chanting the slogans against French President Emmanuel Macron –“Macron, go away”.
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