|President of Algeria|
27 December 1978 – 9 February 1979
|Preceded by||Houari Boumediene|
|Succeeded by||Chadli Bendjedid|
|Born||19 December 1925|
Aïn Kerma Constantine, Algeria , Algeria
|Died||10 April 2000 (aged 74)|
|Spouse(s)||Zohra Drif (1962–2000)|
Bitat was appointed as Vice President of Algeria in the cabinet of Ahmed Ben Bella from September 1962 to September 1963. Bitat served as President of the People's National Assembly from April 1977 to October 1990 and was the interim President of Algeria from 27 December 1978 to 9 February 1979. He became president after the death of Houari Boumédiènne and was replaced by Chadli Bendjedid. He was from the Front de Libération National.
Bitat first supported, then opposed, Ahmed Ben Bella. He held the transportation portfolio under Houari Boumédienne before becoming the first president of the ANP (by the constitution of 1976). Bitat served as acting president (December 1978 – February 1979) after Boumédienne's death in December 1978.
Bitat died in Paris on 10 April 2000.
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