Algeria's president is addressing his nation on state television after weeks of simmering protests.

Abdelaziz Bouteflika said he will amend the constitution and introduce legislative reforms.

He said the "new policies will open up politics and improve economic prospects for the poor".

State news agency APS said Bouteflika is expected to unveil "important decisions concerning the deepening of the democratic process.... reducing disparities and speeding up economic development".

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Source: Agencies