Students, doctors rally in Algiers urging Bouteflika to quit

Hundreds of students and doctors rallied in Algiers Tuesday calling for President Abdelaziz Bouteflika to step down after his term expires on April 28. Students massed in the centre of Algiers while doctors protested at another location in the Algerian capital calling for Bouteflika to quit more than a week after the ailing president announced the April 18 presidential poll was postponed and that he would remain in office until a national conference on political and constitutional reform was completed by the end of the year. The announcement has not appeased protesters who maintain Bouteflika should leave office once his term expires.