President of Algeria


President Abdelaziz Bouteflika of AlgeriaAbdelaziz Bouteflika

Date of Birth: 2 March 1937
Birth Place: Oujda, Morocco
Political Party: Front de Liberation Nationale
Arrival in Power: 27 April 1999
Religion: Sufi Islam
Profession: Politician

Biography:


Abdelaziz Bouteflika was born in Morocco, he later moved to Algeria where he studied and then became involved with the Front de Liberation Nationale during the war of independence. Following the war he served several political posts and eventually left the country after falling out with the administration. In 1999 Abdelaziz Bouteflika was elected as president with 74% of the votes.

Since coming into office Abdelaziz Bouteflika has instituted various economic reform programs, which have had major positive impacts on the economy, with a very high growth rate. These programs include large infrastructure spending, creation of jobs and privatization of state industries. Abdelaziz Bouteflika has also opened Algeria to the world, the former leaders had a rather isolationist diplomatic policy.

Abdelaziz Bouteflika was reelected on April 9th 2009, with a 90,2% of the votes, without suggesting anomalies in the elections, these kind of results however make for very bitter losers.

Abdelaziz Bouteflika was re-elected on April 18th 2014 this time with 81% of the vote.

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http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Abdelaziz_Bouteflika
The Economist

Updated on: January 7th, 2015

Prime Minister of Algeria


Prime Minister Abdelmalek Sellal of AlgeriaAbdelmalek Sellal

Date of Birth: 1 August 1948
Birth Place: Constantine, Algeria
Political Party: National Liberation Front
Arrival in Power: 3 September 2012
Religion: Islam
Profession: NA

Biography:


Abdelmalek Sellal was born in Constantine, Algeria in 1948, He held several important ministerial posts in the Algerian government before being named Prime Minister by President Bouteflika in 2012.


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https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Abdelmalek_Sellal

Updated on: July 27th, 2013

Prime Minister of Algeria


Ahmed OuyahiaAhmed Ouyahia

Date of Birth: 2 July 1952
Birth Place: Bouadnane, Algeria
Political Party: National Rally for Democracy
Arrival in Power: 23 June 2008
Religion: NA
Profession: NA

Biography:


Ahmed Ouyahia was born in Bouadnane, Algeria in 1952. He is a career diplomat and has served on 2 previous occasions from 1995 to 1998 and from 2003 to 2006. He was re-elected a third time in 2008.



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http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ahmed_Ouyahia

Updated on: November 30, 2011