Army Chief of Staff Lieutenant-General Ahmed Jad Salah on Tuesday asked the Constitutional Council to rule whether the 82-year-old sick president was fit for president.
Bouteflika, facing the biggest crisis in his 20-year rule, has failed to appease the Algerians by clinging to power.
"Demonstrators will continue to press the street until the regime goes," said Mohammed, a 25-year-old university student.
The agency notes that the protesters have ambitious demands. They want to overthrow a full political system and replace it with a new generation of leaders capable of modernizing the oil-dependent state and giving hope to a people seeking a better life.