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Macron Calls For ‘Reasonable’ Transition Period In Algeria

France’s Emmanuel Macron on Tuesday said Algerian President Abdelaziz Bouteflika’s decision to abandon his quest for a fifth term in power opened a new chapter in the country’s history.

Macron, however, called for a reasonable duration to the transition period.

Bouteflika on Monday bowed to weeks of mass demonstrations against his 20-year rule, however, also postponed an election due in April, promising social and economic reforms in the former French colony.

Macron gave no details on what he considered a reasonable transition period. (Reuters)