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Algeria’s acting president Abdelkader Bensalah

Abdelkader Bensalah is an Algerian politician born on 24 November 1941 in Felaoussene, he was appointed acting president April 9 after Abdelaziz Bouteflika resigned.

Abdelkader Bensalah short biography

  • 24 November 1941 in Felaoussene, Algeria
  • Head of Algerian Center for Information and Culture in Beirut from 1970-1974
  • Former journalist for Algerian state-owned El Chaâb (1974-77)
  • Elected to represent the province of Tlemcen in 1977.
  • Algerian Ambassador to Saudi Arabia (1989-1993)
  • President of the National Transitional Council (1994-97)
  • President of the People’s National Assembly (1997-2002)
  • President of the Council of the Nation, the upper house of parliament. (July 2002 – present)
  • Acting Algerian president (April 2019 – present)

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