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Backers of Ailing Algerian Leader Urge Him to Seek Fifth Term

Algeria's governing party is urging President Abdelaziz Bouteflika to seek a fifth term even though the 81-year-old has been debilitated by a stroke for years. The head of the FLN party, Djamel Ould Abbas, formally asked Bouteflika to run in the May 2019 election in a speech Saturday to party lawmakers. Ould Abbas added that "the last word remains with him, of course.'' Bouteflika is barely seen in public, and it's not clear whether he is still really in charge of...

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