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Algerian leader returns home after 80 days of treatment in France for a stroke

The state news agency says Algerian President Abdelaziz Bouteflika has returned home after 80 days of treatment in France following a stroke.

The agency quoted a statement from the presidency Tuesday saying Bouteflika was home after a period of care and physical therapy.

The 76-year-old has not been seen in public since April 27, though there was a brief televised meeting with him, the prime minister and a top military official in Paris.

Although Algeria has confirmed Bouteflika had a stroke, questions have arisen about his ability to lead the country.

The presidency's statement added that Bouteflika would continue his rest and rehabilitation in Algeria.

Bouteflika had widely been expected to fun for a fourth presidential term in elections in April 2014. Now, the contest may be wide open.