Abdelaziz Bouteflika

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Abdelaziz Bouteflika
عبد العزيز بوتفليقة
Bouteflika in October 2012
President of Algeria
In office
27 April 1999 – 2 April 2019
Prime MinisterSmail Hamdani
Ahmed Benbitour
Ali Benflis
Ahmed Ouyahia
Abdelaziz Belkhadem
Ahmed Ouyahia
Abdelmadjid Tebboune
Noureddine Bedoui
Preceded byLiamine Zéroual
Succeeded byAbdelmadjid Tebboune
Personal details
Born(1937-03-02)2 March 1937
Oujda, French Morocco[1][2]
Died17 September 2021(2021-09-17) (aged 84)
Zéralda, Algeria
Political partyNational Liberation Front
Spouse(s)Amal Triki[3]
ProfessionCivil servant

Abdelaziz Bouteflika (2 March 1937 – 17 September 2021) was an Algerian politician. From 1999 to 2019, he was 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 was President of the United Nations General Assembly from 1974 until 1975.

Bouteflika resigned on 2 April 2019 after months of massive protests.[4]

Bouteflika died on 17 September 2021 at his home in Zéralda, Algeria from cardiac arrest at the age of 84.[5][6] He was in bad health since he had a stroke in 2013.[5]

References[change | change source]

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  2. Dalila Belkheir and Khadidja B. "Bouteflika : Maquisard, Ministre et Président de la république". Ennahar Online. Archived from the original on 6 October 2011. Retrieved 27 August 2011.
  3. "Abdelaziz Bouteflika." NNDB: Tracking the Entire World. 2011. Web. 23 Feb. 2011. [1].
  4. "Introduction ::Algeria". Archived from the original on 13 October 2012.
  5. 5.0 5.1 Zerdoumi, Amir Jalal; Gall, Carlotta (2021-09-18). "Abdelaziz Bouteflika, Algeria's Longest-Serving President, Dies at 84". The New York Times. ISSN 0362-4331. Retrieved 2021-09-18.
  6. "Former Algerian President Abdelaziz Bouteflika is dead". Observer Algerie. 18 September 2021. Retrieved 18 September 2021.