The end of an Era in Algeria.
The country’s embattled president Abdelaziz Bouteflika has resigned.
The 82-year old leader had faced weeks of mass protests and pressure from the Army to step down.
Bouteflika came to power nearly 20 years ago.
He has rarely been seen in public since suffering a stroke in 2013.
CGTN’s Adel el-Mahrouky explains the timing of the announcement.
Hamoud Salhi on Algerian President Abdelaziz Bouteflika’s resignation
What does Bouteflika’s resignation mean for Algeria? To find out, CGTN’s Mike Walter spoke with Hamoud Salhi, professor of Political Science and Associate Dean of International Education at California State University-Dominguez Hills. He thinks that, while this is a historical day for Algeria, Bouteflika’s resignation is just one step among many needed.