Algeria’s 81-year-old President Bouteflika to seek a fifth term.

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ALGIERS, Algeria

Algeria’s 81-year-old President Abdelaziz Bouteflika will seek a fifth term in April’s elections announced state media.

He has been in office for 20 years but has rarely been seen in public since he had a stroke in 2013.

The President is confined to a wheelchair and has cancelled recent official meetings.

Bouteflika insisted his “unwavering desire” to serve Algeria allowed him to “transcend the constraints of health concerns”.