UN / ALGERIA BOUTEFLIKA

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Taking note of the resignation of Algerian President Abdelaziz Bouteflika, Secretary-General António Guterres saluted “the mature and calm nature in which the Algerian people have been expressing their desire for change,” according to his spokesperson. UNIFEED

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DATELINE: 03 APRIL 2019, NEW YORK CITY / FILE

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FILE – RECENT, NEW YORK CITY

1. Wide shot, exterior United Nations headquarters

03 APRIL 2019, NEW YORK CITY

2. Wide shot, Stéphane Dujarric at the podium
3. Med shot, journalists
4. SOUNDBITE (English) Stéphane Dujarric, Spokesperson for the Secretary-General:
“The Secretary-General takes note of the resignation of the Algerian President. The Secretary-General salutes the mature and calm nature in which the Algerian people have been expressing their desire for change. He looks forward to a peaceful and democratic transition process that reflects the wishes of the Algerian people. The Secretary-General reiterates the United Nations’ continued commitment to supporting Algeria in its process of democratic transition.”
5. Med shot, journalists
6. Wide shot, Dujarric walks away

STORYLINE:

Taking note of the resignation of Algerian President Abdelaziz Bouteflika, Secretary-General António Guterres saluted “the mature and calm nature in which the Algerian people have been expressing their desire for change,” according to his spokesperson.

In a statement read by Spokesperson Stéphane Dujarric, the Secretary-General said he “looks forward to a peaceful and democratic transition process that reflects the wishes of the Algerian people.”

The Secretary-General reiterated “the United Nations’ continued commitment to supporting Algeria in its process of democratic transition.”

According to news reports, Bouteflika resigned Tuesday after 20-years in power amid weeks of mass protests.
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