Diplomat Lakhdar Brahimi to chair transitional conference on Algeria

Tue, 2019-03-12 08:49

ALGIERS: Veteran Algerian diplomat Lakhdar Brahimi will chair a conference on the country’s political future proposed by President Abdelaziz Bouteflika, a government source told Reuters on Tuesday.
Bouteflika earlier abandoned plans to stand for a fifth term amid mass protests
The conference will include demonstrators’ representatives as well as participants from Algeria’s 1954-1962 independence war, the source said.

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