Concern persists among Algerians about the health condition of President Abdelmadjid Tebboune despite the latest statement by his office saying “the president will return home in the coming days”.
The 75-year-old has been receiving treatment in a German hospital for more than a month.
While some Algerians welcomed the news others raised questions about the lack of clarity regarding the health condition of the country’s leader.
The government’s statement does not specify a return date for the president neither does it say whether he would resume his role.
The absence of the president has put the country in a state of limbo and there are concerns his convalescence could take a while.
Mr Tebboune needs to approve the government’s budget proposal which is due before the end of the month. He is also expected to sign into law the constitutional amendments voted for in last month’s referendum.
If the president is declared unable to fulfil his duties, the speaker of the upper house of parliament, Salah Goudjil, 89, will take over as interim president.