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Algerian Opposition Parties Urge Election Boycott

Three Algerian opposition parties have called for a boycott of  elections in April after the government announced President Abdelaziz Bouteflika would run for a fourth term to extend his 15 years in power.   Bouteflika, the independence veteran and Washington ally, has rarely appeared in public since a stroke sent him to a Paris hospital last year, but the government said the 76-year-old will run again in the April 17 vote.   Almost assured of re-election, Bouteflika has...

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