Algeria council accepts Bouteflika resignation: state TV

The council informed parliament "of the declaration of the definitive vacancy of the Presidency of the Republic," the television station announced in a news ticker.
Wednesday 03/04/2019
Algerians wave the national flag as they demonstrate to demand sweeping change to the country's whole political system, in Algiers on April 3, 2019, following the resignation of ailing leader Abdelaziz Bouteflika. (AFP)
Algerians wave the national flag as they demonstrate to demand sweeping change to the country's whole political system, in Algiers on April 3, 2019, following the resignation of ailing leader Abdelaziz Bouteflika. (AFP)

Algeria's Constitutional Council officially accepted the resignation of president Abdelaziz Bouteflika, state TV reported Wednesday, a day after the 82-year-old announced he was quitting following weeks of massive demonstrations.

The council informed parliament "of the declaration of the definitive vacancy of the Presidency of the Republic," the television station announced in a news ticker.

(AFP)