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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 Abdelmadjid Tebboune
Personal details
Born (1937-03-02)2 March 1937
Oujda, French Morocco
Died 17 September 2021(2021-09-17) (aged 84)
Zéralda, Algeria
Political party National Liberation Front
Spouse(s) Amal Triki
Profession Civil servant

Abdelaziz Bouteflika (2 March 1937 – 17 September 2021) was 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 was President of the United Nations General Assembly from 1974 until 1975.

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

Bouteflika died on 17 September 2021 at his home in Zéralda, Algeria from cardiac arrest at the age of 84. He was in bad health since he had a stroke in 2013.

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