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3 Algerian parties call for election boycott

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ALGIERS, Algeria (AP) - Three Algerian opposition parties are calling for a boycott of April's presidential election, claiming they will not be free and fair.

Leaders of the liberal Rally for Culture and Democracy, the Islamist Ennahda Party, and the Movement of Society for Peace said Monday that the April 17 election should be boycotted because of the danger it represents to the country.

On Saturday, Algeria's ailing president, Abdelaziz Bouteflika, made a statement he would run for a fourth term.

Bouteflika has not spoken publicly in three years and only rarely appeared on television since he suffered a stroke.

With the backing of the military, the bureaucracy and the ruling party, Bouteflika will likely win.

The three parties proposed a conference to debate the "dangers to stability and future generations."

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