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mass protests in Algeria if the president Abdelaziz beautifully because intention to seek a fifth term in office the eighty two year old has been in power for more than twenty years and is currently in ill health he's now offer to speed up the election I'm to step down after a year if reelected that's likely to be viewed as an attempt to appease the protest as they've been taking to the streets for ten days now across the north African nation , then the most significant demonstrations in Algeria since the twenty eleven Arab spring uprisings that unseated rule is in neighboring countries musically can has been criticized for sending his campaign manager to submit his election papers on Sunday the president to suffer district six years ago is said to be a hospital in Geneva the head of the Election Commission has now said all candidates must submit that candidacy papers impasse and , usually because opponents say he's no longer fit to lead citing his house and what they call chronic corruption and the lack of economic reforms to tackle high unemployment , the government has played on fears among many Algerians overtime to bloodshed scene in the nineteen nineties when an estimated two hundred thousand people were killed off to Islamist took up arms with the ministry council elections they were poised to win , about this new series the process has been generally peaceful apart from scuffles on Friday which left more than a hundred and eighty people injured