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Ailing Bouteflika Will Continue to Lead Algeria, Party Leader Says

President Abdelaziz Bouteflika's cognitive faculties are intact and he will continue to govern Algeria, the ruling FLN party's chairman said Friday, in comments aimed at quashing rumors about the aging leader's health. Bouteflika, 78, suffered a stroke last year that put him into a French hospital for months and fueled speculation about whether the former independence fighter would make way for a transition in the North African state. The president has been seen only rarely...

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