Abdelmadjid Tebboune

Abdelmadjid Tebboune (Arabic: عبد المجيد تبون‎, romanizedʿAbd al-Majīd Tabbūn; born 17 November 1945) is an Algerian politician currently serving as the President of Algeria since December 2019. He took over the power from former President Abdelaziz Bouteflika and former Acting Head of State Abdelkader Bensalah. Previously, he was Prime Minister of Algeria from May 2017 to August 2017. In addition, he was also Minister of Housing from 2001 to 2002 for a year and again from 2012 to 2017 for 5 years.[1]

Abdelmadjid Tebboune
عبد المجيد تبون
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Tebboune in 2019
8th President of Algeria
Assumed office
19 December 2019
Prime MinisterSabri Boukadoum (Acting)
Abdelaziz Djerad
Preceded byAbdelaziz Bouteflika
Minister of Defence
Assumed office
19 December 2019
Preceded byAhmed Gaid Salah (as Deputy Minister of Defense)
Abdelaziz Bouteflika
16th Prime Minister of Algeria
In office
25 May 2017 – 15 August 2017
PresidentAbdelaziz Bouteflika
Preceded byAbdelmalek Sellal
Succeeded byAhmed Ouyahia
Minister of Commerce (interim)
In office
19 January 2017 – 15 August 2017
PresidentAbdelaziz Bouteflika
Preceded byBakhti Belaïb
Succeeded byAhmed Saci
Minister of Housing and Urban Development and the City
In office
3 September 2012 – 25 May 2017
PresidentAbdelaziz Bouteflika
Prime MinisterAbdelmalek Sellal
Preceded byNoureddine Moussa
Succeeded byYoucef Cherfa
Minister of Housing and Urban Development
In office
31 May 2001 – 4 June 2002
PresidentAbdelaziz Bouteflika
Prime MinisterAli Benflis
Preceded byAbdellah Bounekraf
Succeeded byMohamed Nadir Hamimid
Minister Delegate for Local Communities
In office
26 June 2000 – 31 May 2001
PresidentAbdelaziz Bouteflika
Prime MinisterAli Benflis
Preceded byNoureddine Kasdali
Succeeded byDahou Ould Kablia
Minister of Communication and Culture
In office
23 December 1999 – 26 June 2000
PresidentAbdelaziz Bouteflika
Prime MinisterAhmed Benbitour
Preceded byAbdelaziz Rahabi
Succeeded byMahieddine Amimour
Minister Delegate for Local Communities
In office
18 June 1991 – 22 February 1992
PresidentChadli Bendjedid
Mohamed Boudiaf (president of the High State Committee)
Prime MinisterSid Ahmed Ghozali
Preceded byBenali Henni
Succeeded byAhmed Noui (Secretary of State)
Wali of Tizi Ouzou
In office
26 July 1989 – 18 June 1991
Preceded byAhmed El Ghazi
Succeeded byMostefa Benmansour
Wali of Tiaret
In office
13 May 1984 – 10 July 1989
Preceded byMohamed Seghir Hamrouchi
Succeeded byRabah Boubertakh
Wali of Adrar
In office
30 January 1983 – 13 May 1984
Preceded byAbdelkrim Bouderghouma
Succeeded byAbdelmalek Sellal
Personal details
Born (1945-11-17) 17 November 1945 (age 74)
Mécheria, Algeria
NationalityAlgerian

Early life and educationEdit

Tebboune was born on 17 November 1945 in Mécheria, Algeria. He graduated from the National School of Administration [fr] in 1965.[2]

Political careerEdit

Tebboune was Minister-Delegate for Local Government from 1991 to 1992, during the last months of Chadli Benjedid's presidency. Later, under President Abdelaziz Bouteflika, he served in the government as Minister of Communication and Culture from 1999 to 2000 and then as Minister-Delegate for Local Government from 2000 to 2001. He was the Minister of Housing and Urban Planning from 2001 to 2002. Ten years later, in 2012, he returned to the post of Minister of Housing in the government of Prime Minister Abdelmalek Sellal.He was also found in the Panama Papers.[1]

Following the May 2017 parliamentary election, President Bouteflika appointed Tebboune to succeed Sellal as Prime Minister on 24 May 2017. The appointment of Tebboune was considered surprising by Algerian political elites, who had expected Sellal to be reappointed.[1] The new government headed by Tebboune was appointed on 25 May.[3]

Tebboune served as Prime Minister for less than three months. Bouteflika dismissed him and appointed Ahmed Ouyahia to succeed him on 15 August 2017;[4] Ouyahia took office the next day.[5]

On 12 December 2019, Tebboune was elected president following the 2019 Algerian presidential election, after taking 58% of the votes, against candidates from both main parties (the National Liberation Front and the Democratic National Rally).[6][7] On 19 December, he assumed office and received the National Order of Merit from the acting President Abdelkader Bensalah.[8]

HonoursEdit

National honourEdit

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ a b c Lamlili, Nadia (2017-05-25). "Premier ministre d'Abdelaziz Bouteflika ?" [Abdelaziz Bouteflika's Prime Minister?]. Jeune Afrique (in French). Archived from the original on November 2, 2019. Retrieved November 2, 2019.
  2. ^ "من هو رئيس الحكومة الجزائرية عبد المجيد تبون؟" (in Arabic). Al Jazeera.
  3. ^ "Algerian energy, finance ministers replaced in reshuffle - APS". Reuters. 24 May 2017.
  4. ^ Lamin chikhi (15 August 2017). "Algeria recalls veteran crisis manager Ouyahia as Prime Minister". Reuters.
  5. ^ "Le Premier Ministre prend ses fonctions". Official website of the Prime Minister of Algeria (in French). 16 August 2017.
  6. ^ "Algeria election: Ex-PM to replace Bouteflika after boycotted poll". BBC. 13 December 2019.
  7. ^ "FLN et RND : La fin des "partis du pouvoir"". El Watan (in French). 15 Dec 2019. Retrieved 15 Dec 2019.
  8. ^ "بن صالح يقلد تبون وسام الإستحقاق الوطني". ennaharonline.com (in Arabic). 19 December 2019.
Government offices
Preceded by
Benali Henni
Delegate Minister for Local Communities
2000–2001
Succeeded by
Ahmed Noui
Preceded by
Abdelaziz Rahabi
Minister of Communication and Culture
1999–2000
Succeeded by
Mahieddine Amimour
Preceded by
Noureddine Kasdali
Delegate Minister for Local Communities
2000–2001
Succeeded by
Dahou Ould Kablia
Preceded by
Abdellah Bounekraf
Minister of Housing and Urban Planning
2001–2002
Succeeded by
Mohamed Nadir Hamimid
Preceded by
Noureddine Moussa
Minister of Housing, Urban Planning and City
2012–2017
Succeeded by
Youcef Cherfa
Preceded by
Bakhti Belaïb
Minister of Trade
Acting

2017
Succeeded by
Ahmed Saci
Political offices
Preceded by
Abdelmalek Sellal
Prime Minister of Algeria
2017
Succeeded by
Ahmed Ouyahia
Preceded by
Abdelkader Bensalah
Acting Head of State
President of Algeria
2019–present
Incumbent