Abdelaziz Bouteflika was born on March 2, 1937 in Oujda, French protectorate in Morocco to Ahmed Bouteflika and Mansouria Ghezlaoui. He is a politician known worldwide as the president of Algeria who took over power since 27 April 1999. In 1956, he joined the Army of National Liberation which was a military branch of the National Liberation Front (FLN).
Abdelaziz got married to his wife Amal Triki and in 2002, he presided over the end of the country’s bloody civil war. He is the longest Algerian serving president and his height is 1.59 m.