ALGERIA

Bouteflika 'bargaining bazaar for a carpet'

Algerian President Abdelaziz Bouteflika’s campaign chief on Sunday formally submitted his candidacy for re-election. But amid mass protests, the ailing ctogenarian vowed in a letter read on state TV to hold early polls, which he would not contest. Naoufel Brahimi El Mili, a professor of politics at Sciences Po University in Paris, talks to FRANCE 24.