Liamine Zeroual 'asked to lead' Algeria's transitional government

The former president of Algeria says he was offered position a day after Abdelaziz Bouteflika announced his resignation.

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    A day after Algeria's President Abdelaziz Bouteflika said he would step down later this month, one of his predecessors, Liamine Zeroual, has claimed he was asked to lead a transitional government.

    Zeroual was president of the North African country from 1994 to 1999.

    His claim is the latest development after weeks of protests in Algeria demanding Bouteflika leave office.

    Al Jazeera's Rob Matheson has more.


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