The president of Algeria’s parliament Moad Bouchareb resigned today after months of pressure from anti-government protesters.
PovoNews.com previously reported that Algeria’s 82-year-old and wheel-chair bound President Abdelaziz Bouteflika resigned on 2 April 2019 after nationwide protests.
The deputy president of the national assembly Abdul Razzak Tarbash will run the legislature’s affairs until a president is elected within 15 days.
Despite the resignation of president Bouteflika anti-government protests have continued calling for the 3B’s to resign in reference to acting Prime Minister Noureddine Badoui, Constitutional Council president Tayeb Belaiz and Bouchareb.
Last month, Algeria postponed presidential elections that were scheduled for July 4, after the only two candidates who had submitted bids were disqualified. No new date has been set for the vote.
Mouad Bouchareb short-biography
- Born 18 February 1971 in Ain Oulmene, Algeria
- BA in Arabic literature at the Ferhat Abbas University
- Secretary-General of Algeria’s ruling party the National Liberation Front (NLF)