Don't miss

Replay


LATEST SHOWS

EYE ON AFRICA

Court ruling expected on Gabon's contested election results

Read more

MEDIAWATCH

Clinton's Comedy Turn

Read more

THE WORLD THIS WEEK

Sarkozy's Populist Pivot, Bahamas Leaks, Syria Truce, Rome Olympic Bid (Part 2)

Read more

THE WORLD THIS WEEK

US Police Shootings: Race relations and the race to the White House (Part 1)

Read more

#TECH 24

Breaking the wall between technology and people

Read more

FRANCE IN FOCUS

Rural France: Challenges and opportunities

Read more

REPORTERS

Video: In Burma, ex-political prisoners struggle to return to normal life

Read more

ENCORE!

Xavier Dolan: Wunderkind of Québecquois cinema

Read more

FOCUS

The battle for UK Labour’s leadership

Read more

Africa

Algeria names new Prime Minister

Text by News Wires

Latest update : 2012-09-03

Algerian President Abdelaziz Bouteflika appointed Abdelmalek Sellal the country’s new prime minister Monday as part of a cabinet reshuffle. Viewed as a man of consensus, Sellal is expected to ease laws that have discouraged foreign investment.

REUTERS - Algeria's president named Abdelmalek Sellal as the country's new prime minister on Monday, the first appointment in a cabinet reshuffle, and other ministers were due to be named later in the day, a senior government official said.

"I confirm that Sellal is our new prime minster," he told Reuters.

Sellal, a technocrat, has served for more than a decade as minister for various departments and was President Abdelaziz Bouteflika's campaign director for the 2004 presidential election.

Described as a man of consensus as he does not belong to any party, Sellal's main mission will be to organize Algeria's next presidential election, due in 2014 or before if Bouteflika, 75, steps down on health grounds.

Observers also expect Sellal to ease laws put in place by his predecessor Ahmed Ouyahiathat that have discouraged foreign investors.

Date created : 2012-09-03

  • ALGERIA

    Ruling FLN party dominates Algerian general election

    Read more

  • ALGERIA

    Algeria vote turnout expected higher than in 2007

    Read more

COMMENT(S)