A supporter of Algerian president Abdelaziz Bouteflika kisses his campaign poster as he celebrates after he won his re-election in Algiers April 18, 2014. REUTERS/Zohra Bensemra
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Abdelaziz Bouteflika was sworn in as Algeria's president for a fourth term Monday, a year after suffering a mini-stroke that was expected to end his 15-year grip on power.Bouteflika also paid tribute to voters and other candidates in the election, which he hailed as a "day of celebration and democracy for Algeria".After shaking hands with the head of a constitutional panel, Mourad Medelci, and members of his government, Bouteflika was greeted by celebratory ululation.Bouteflika remains popular with many Algerians who credit him with helping to end a devastating civil war and contain Arab Spring protests.
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