Algerian President Abdelaziz Bouteflika also announced that a government of technocrats would be set up to run the country and conduct a comprehensive dialogue before any future elections.
A day before the announcement, Bouteflika was in Geneva where he received treatment after news of his health deteriorated, and the presidential plane left Geneva amid speculation and questions about whether the Algerian president was on board.
And coincided with the announcement of the withdrawal of Algerian President Bouteflika from the presidential elections news that he had died.
The news was circulated on social networking sites, but the warnings started to open this news and it is a dangerous virus and the news is not true.
What is happening in Algeria, has President Abdelaziz Bouteflika died, and the Algerian authorities are trying to contain the situation amid a state of public alert against the president's candidacy to a fifth term?