Five weeks of massive protests in Algeria reached a tipping point, as the North African country's army chief called for President Abdelaziz Bouteflika to be declared unfit for office and removed.
The backdrop: Bouteflika, 82, has rarely appeared in public since a 2013 stroke. He was only put forward for a fifth term last month because Algeria's factionalized elites couldn't decide on a successor. Earlier this month, Bouteflika called for the elections to be delayed and said he'd resign after a national conference charted the path forward. But the protesters aren't just demanding a new president — they want to topple the entire system.