Abdelkader Bensalah

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Abdelkader Bensalah
عبد القـادر بن صالح
Abdelkader Bensalah 18th Summit of Non-Aligned Movement in Baku (cropped).jpg
Abdelkader Bensalah in 2019.
Acting President of Algeria
In office
2 April 2019 – 19 December 2019
Prime MinisterNoureddine Bedoui
Preceded byAbdelaziz Bouteflika
Succeeded byAbdelmadjid Tebboune
President of the Council of the Nation
In office
2 July 2002 – 9 April 2019
Preceded byBachir Boumaza
Succeeded bySalah Goudjil
Personal details
Born(1941-11-24)24 November 1941
Fellaoucene, French Algeria
Died22 September 2021(2021-09-22) (aged 79)
Algiers, Algeria
NationalityAlgerian
Political partyDemocratic National Rally
ProfessionJournalist

Abdelkader Bensalah (Arabic: عبد القـادر بن صالح‎, 24 November 1941 – 22 September 2021) was an Algerian politician. He was the President of the Council of the Nation from 2002 to 2019. On 2 April 2019, he became the Acting President of Algeria following the resignation of Abdelaziz Bouteflika.[1]

Bensalah died on 22 September 2021 from COVID-19 and cancer-related problems at a hospital in Algiers, Algeria at the age of 79.[2]

References[change | change source]

  1. "Algeria's next in line: Bouteflika loyalist Abdelkader Bensalah". France 24. April 2, 2019. Retrieved April 2, 2019.
  2. Zeidane, Karim (22 September 2021). "Algérie: décès de l'ancien président de la transition Abdelkader Bensalah" [Algeria: Death of former transitional president Abdelkader Bensalah]. Le360 (in French). Retrieved 22 September 2021.