Former Algerian interim president Abdelkader Bensalah dies at 80

Algeria’s former interim president Abdelkader Bensalah, who ruled the country during an unprecedented political crisis in 2019, died on Wednesday aged 80, the presidency said. Bensalah was named interim president after President Abdelaziz Bouteflika stepped down in April 2019 following mass street protests to reject his plan to seek a fifth term, and demand political… Read More Former Algerian interim president Abdelkader Bensalah dies at 80

Algerian parliament appoints Senate President Abdelkader Bensalah as interim president

Algeria‚Äôs parliament appointed on Tuesday its upper house chairman Abdelkader Bensalah as interim president following the resignation of Abdelaziz Bouteflika after weeks of mass protests against his rule. Protesters, who are demanding sweeping democratic reforms, are opposed to figures like Bensalah, a close associate of Bouteflika and his inner circle who dominated Algeria for decades.… Read More Algerian parliament appoints Senate President Abdelkader Bensalah as interim president