Algerian president in Paris hospital
Algerian President Bouteflika suffered a stroke in early 2013 and has made few public appearances since (File Archive/AFP)
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Algeria's President Abdelaziz Bouteflika was admitted to a Paris hospital Monday for a "long-planned check-up," reported Reuters Tuesday.
State news agency APS reported that Bouteflika, who is now 76, is making steady progress, but will remain in the hospital until Friday.
“To complete his health assessment, started in Algiers, and under a routine medical control ... planned since June 2013, the President of the Republic Abdelaziz Bouteflika is staying at Val-de-Grace hospital,” APS said. “The president’s health is improving certainly and progressively.”
The Algerian president suffered a stroke last year, and has made very few public appearance since.
The leader still has yet to announce whether he will run for re-election this year, despite Algeria's ruling FLN party citing him as the country's only candidate.
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