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Protesters in Algeria demanding more change after Bouteflika resigns

Hundreds of thousands of protesters rallied in Algiers for an eighth successive Friday to demand the departure of the ruling elite, Reuters reports, citing witnesses. President Abdelaziz Bouteflika stepped down from 20 years in power 10 days ago, bowing to pressure from the army and weeks of demonstrations in the North African country. Protests have continued as many want the removal of an elite that has governed Algeria since independence from France in 1962, and the prosecution of what they see as corrupt figures. Algeria’s army chief, Lieutenant-General Ahmed Gaed Salah, said on Wednesday that he would support a transition toward elections.