Algerian President Abdelaziz Bouteflika casts his vote
17 April 2014 Last updated at 14:02 BST
Polls have opened in Algeria where incumbent President Abdelaziz Bouteflika is seeking a fourth term in office.
The 77-year-old leader has rarely appeared in public since suffering a stroke last year and has not campaigned personally ahead of the election.
The BBC's Carine Torbey reports that despite his recent health issues Mr Bouteflika is favourite to win.