Algerian President – level 2

08-04-2019 07:00

Abdelaziz Bouteflika is the Algerian president who first came to power in 1999. The military backed his victory and people criticised him for that.

Some people said that he did not win legally. People elected him again in 2004, 2009 and 2014. The criticism never stopped, and people protested when he said that he was going to run for the fifth term.

Most recently, however, the president resigned, as he is 82 years old and ill.

Difficult words: back (support, help), elect (choose a leader), term (the time when somebody is president).

You can watch the original video in the Level 3 section.

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