Bouteflika has ruled for 20 years and, despite suffering from a stroke, is running for a fifth term [File: Sidali Djarboub/AP]

The Algerian government plane that took President Abdelaziz Bouteflika to Geneva for medical treatment has landed at Geneva’s Cointrin airport after leaving Algeria early on Sunday.

The Gulfstream 4SP had not been tracked leaving Algeria since Algerian authorities announced in February that he would be travelling to the Swiss city for unspecified medical checks. 

The president, who is confined to a wheelchair, has rarely been seen in public since suffering a stroke in 2013, prompting critics to

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