/Abdelaziz Bouteflika, Algerias longest-serving president dies – BBC News

Abdelaziz Bouteflika, Algerias longest-serving president dies – BBC News


Algeria’s third leader, President Chadli Bendjedid, responded to the unrest by putting an end to single-party rule in Algeria. But when the Islamist party, Front Islamique du Salut (FIS), gathered momentum in legislative elections, the military leadership interrupted the democratic process, plunging the nation into a bloody civil war.

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