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 Abdelaziz Bouteflika

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Abdelaziz Bouteflika Famous memorial

Birth
Oujda, Oriental, Morocco
Death 17 Sep 2021 (aged 84)
Burial Ouargla, Ouargla District, Ouargla, Algeria
Memorial ID 232191585 View Source

Algerian Statesman. He served as the President of Algeria from April 27, 1999 to April 2, 2019. He joined the National Liberation Front (FLN) in its fight for independence from France in 1957. He became an officer in the movement and after Algeria gained its independence in 1962, he served in several government ministerial posts. He remained in the government until Chadli Bendjedid succeeded Houari Boumedienne as leader in 1979. In 1981, he went into self-imposed exile after facing corruption charges. He returned to Algeria in 1987 and rejoined the FLN. In 1999, he was elected president and served until 2019, when he resigned from office after massive protests against him rocked the country.

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  • Maintained by: Find a Grave
  • Originally Created by: Danny Hackney
  • Added: 17 Sep 2021
  • Find a Grave Memorial ID: 232191585
  • Find a Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com/memorial/232191585/abdelaziz-bouteflika : accessed ), memorial page for Abdelaziz Bouteflika (2 Mar 1937–17 Sep 2021), Find a Grave Memorial ID 232191585, citing Cimetière El Alia, Ouargla, Ouargla District, Ouargla, Algeria ; Maintained by Find a Grave .