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Abdelaziz Bouteflika
عبد العزيز بوتفليقة
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President of Algeria
In office
27 April 1999 – 2 April 2019
Prime Minister Smail Hamdani
Ahmed Benbitour
Ali Benflis
Ahmed Ouyahia
Abdelaziz Belkhadem
Ahmed Ouyahia
Abdelmadjid Tebboune
Noureddine Bedoui
Preceded by Liamine Zéroual
Succeeded by Abdelkader Bensalah (Acting)
Personal details
Born 2 March 1937 (1937-03-02) (age 83)
Oujda, French Morocco
Political party National Liberation Front
Spouse(s) Amal Triki
Profession Civil servant

Abdelaziz Bouteflika (born 2 March 1937) is an Algerian politician. From 1999 to 2019, he was the ninth President of Algeria. He was President at the end of the bloody Algerian Civil War in 2002. He ended emergency rule in February 2011 during Arab Spring.

He has also been President of the United Nations General Assembly.

Bouteflika resigned on 2 April 2019 after months of massive protests.

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