The National Liberation Front (FLN) , the majority party in Algeria , still in power , sought Saturday to President Abdelaziz Bouteflika to run for a fourth term as head of state in the presidential election of April. According to the official news agency SPA , the request was made after a meeting of party general secretary Amar Saidani, with 54 secretaries of the FLN .
The meeting took place in the province and was " the party's candidate in the upcoming presidential election , the program , the preparation of the electoral campaign and mobilization of the base of the party for this date ," said the agency Algerian release .
Bouteflika wants there to represent ?
At the end of the meeting , " the secretaries of the 54 provinces have asked President Abdelaziz Bouteflika to run for a fourth term ," said the same source . But this request " does not make sense , because the choice of the party's candidate is a decision of the Central Committee ," he told AFP former party spokesman and member of the Central Committee , Issa Qassi . "The purpose of this request is to put pressure on members of the Central Committee," he said, noting he added : "We do not even know if he ( Bouteflika ) wants to present or if it has the capability."
The direction of the historical party , who is the honorary president Bouteflika , is facing after the parliamentary elections in May 2012 to open a crisis that has gained momentum in late January, after the ouster of its chief disputed Abdelaziz Belkhadem in favor of Saidani near Bouteflika .
The function was vacant for several months because of a rivalry between two trends vying for control of the party in the presidential election . But the August elections Amar Saidani man of the menagerie , the head of the party, provides Bouteflika supporters the opportunity to maintain control with the approach of 2014 , according to many observers. A genuine election after independence, the FLN has 221 462 National Assembly seats .
No official statement since his return
However, health problems Abdelaziz Bouteflika greatly weakened the hypothesis of a fourth term , although many argue that ministers can lead once again the affairs of the country, while the opposition believes now 76 , Bouteflika , in power for 14 years , he returned to Algeria on July 16 , after three months of intensive care in France. E ' was hospitalized on April 27 at the military hospital of Val- de -Grace in Paris , following a stroke, according to the official .
On his return to Algiers, he remained silent and invisible time before reappearing images furtive carefully orchestrated by the government to cut short the rumors of his ill health. But since his return , President Bouteflika , still very weak , did not make the official release or speech . If not through official press releases