health does not 'disqualify' re-election

March 23, 2014 8:09 PM

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Algiers — Algeria's President Abdelaziz Bouteflika said Saturday his ailing health does not "disqualify" his bid to run for a fourth term in polls next month.

"The difficulties linked to my health do no appear to disqualify me in your eyes or plead in favour of me giving up the heavy responsibilities which have, in part, affected my health," he said in a message to the Algerian people on the eve of the start of campaigning, carried by national news agency...

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