Don't miss

Replay


LATEST SHOWS

DEBATE

New escalation: Cross-border shelling between Israel and Lebanon (part 2)

Read more

DEBATE

New escalation: Cross-border shelling between Israel and Lebanon (part 1)

Read more

BUSINESS DAILY

Facebook user base now bigger than China’s population

Read more

MEDIAWATCH

Michelle Obama was not blurred out on Saudi TV

Read more

EYE ON AFRICA

Mali: Twelve people die in suicide attack against MNLA

Read more

EYE ON AFRICA

Libya violence: At least four foreigners among those killed in hotel attack

Read more

THE OBSERVERS

A Lebanese prison 'run by Islamists', and children tear-gassed in Kenya

Read more

FOCUS

Pegida, the movement dividing Germany

Read more

ENCORE!

Film Show: 'The Imitation Game', 'Phoenix' and the French Oscars

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)