Abdelaziz Bouteflika

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Abdelaziz Bouteflika
عبد العزيز بوتفليقة
President of Algeria
Incumbent
Assumed office
27 April 1999
Prime Minister Smail Hamdani
Ahmed Benbitour
Ali Benflis
Ahmed Ouyahia
Abdelaziz Belkhadem
Ahmed Ouyahia
Preceded by Liamine Zéroual
Personal details
Born 2 March 1937 (1937-03-02) (age 77)
Oujda, French Morocco[1][2]
Political party National Liberation Front
Spouse(s) Amal Triki[3]
Profession Civil servant
Religion Sunni Islam

Abdelaziz Bouteflika (born March 2, 1937) is an Algerian politician. Since 1999, he is the ninth President of Algeria. He was President at the end of the bloody Algerian Civil War in 2002. He ended emergency rule in February 2011 during Arab Spring.

He has also been president of the United Nations General Assembly.

References[change | change source]

  1. Roger East, Richard Thomas (2003). Profiles of people in power: the world's government leaders. Europa Publications. pp. 7. ISBN 1-85743-126-X.
  2. Dalila Belkheir and Khadidja B.. "Bouteflika : Maquisard, Ministre et Président de la république". Ennahar Online. http://www.ennaharonline.com/fr/news/1500.html. Retrieved 27 August 2011.
  3. "Abdelaziz Bouteflika." NNDB: Tracking the Entire World. 2011. Web. 23 Feb. 2011. [1].