The information was released Friday afternoon by the Dauphine Libere . Algerian President Abdelaziz Bouteflika , 77, weakened by illness from a stroke in 2013 and whose state of health is the subject of recurring rumors, has been hospitalized in France, nearly seven months after his re-election for a fourth five-year term. Hospitalization Grenoble has been confirmed by a French government source who did not specify the reason. Contacted by AFP, the clinic would not tell his health.
President Bouteflika had been treated for nearly three months last year in the military hospital of Val-de-Grâce in Paris, follows its stroke. Asked about his hospitalization in Grenoble, the Algerian presidency has not been confirmed, merely stating that a release would be issued in the evening. By late morning, the Algerian news agency APS had reported a message, then read on the news from 19H00 (1800 GMT) from Mr. Bouteflika to Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas on the occasion of the 26th anniversary the proclamation of the State of Palestine.
A police source assured that Algerian President would have happened quietly Thursday in Grenoble, by air. The area around the clinic were protected by police Friday afternoon. Some 35 CRS were stationed at the main entrances and screen entries and the clinical approach from the street where a dam is installed. The clinic consists of two buildings. The head of the Algerian state would be in the main, according to the order of service because the other is not secure.
Since the beginning of the end of April 4th term, President Bouteflika has only rare public appearances, fueling rumors about his real state of health. On November 1, he paid a visit to El Alia cemetery on the outskirts of Algiers, to the graves of “martyrs” of the War of Independence on the occasion of 60 years of this insurrection, he is a veteran. According to images broadcast on Algerian television, he arrived in a wheelchair to the cemetery where are buried the greatest figures of the war of independence. If the outputs are sparse, his TV appearances are not. He is shown receiving her guests in a residence Zéralda seaside resort west of Algiers, which seems to have become his office.
The host was received last Wednesday. This is the Venezuelan foreign minister, Rafael Ramirez, with whom he discussed the price of oil. On Monday, he received the French Foreign Minister, Laurent Fabius and his colleague of Economy, Emmanuel Macron, parties Algeria to attend the inauguration of a Renault factory. Just prior to these appointments, Mr. Bouteflika has received fifteen ambassadors came to present their credentials. “It was very clear and very knowledgable records,” he told one of them. Each of these appearances, Bouteflika appears slurred speech, speaking in a low voice. “Rani (I’m) much better,” he assured early October diplomat Lakhdar Brahimi after alarming rumors about his health.
Residence Zéralda he receives is “fully equipped, with wide hallways and large elevators allowing the patient to a wheelchair, “he told AFP photographer who was able to attend. “It has a library and a cafeteria. The reception room is equipped with a bell to announce to the guests start and end talks with the head of state,” said he detailed.