Chadli Bendjedid

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Chadli Bendjedid
الشاذلي بن جديد
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3rd President of Algeria
In office
9 February 1979 – 11 January 1992
Prime MinisterMohamed Ben Ahmed Abdelghani
Abdelhamid Brahimi
Kasdi Merbah
Mouloud Hamrouche
Sid Ahmed Ghozali
Preceded byRabah Bitat (Interim)
Succeeded byAbdelmalek Benhabyles (Acting)
Personal details
Born(1929-04-14)14 April 1929
Bouteldja, Algeria
Died6 October 2012(2012-10-06) (aged 83)
Algiers, Algeria
Political partyFLN
Spouse(s)Halima Ben Aissa
Children4
ProfessionSoldier
Military service
AllegianceAlgeria
Branch/serviceALN
PNP
Years of service1954–1962 (ALN)
1962–1979 (PNP)
RankColonel
Battles/warsAlgerian War

Chadli Bendjedid (Arabic: الشاذلي بن جديد‎; ALA-LC: ash-Shādhilī bin Jadīd; 14 April 1929 – 6 October 2012) was the third President of Algeria from 9 February 1979 to 11 January 1992.

Bendjedid was hospitalized in Paris in January 2012 for cancer treatment and returned to hospital again in May and October 2012.[1] He died of cancer on 6 October 2012 in Paris.[2][3]

References[change | change source]

  1. "Former Algerian President Chadli Bendjedid dies". Al Arabiya. Algiers. AFP. 6 October 2012. Retrieved 6 October 2012.
  2. "Algeria ex-president Chadli Bendjedid dies". BBC. 6 October 2012. Retrieved 6 October 2012.
  3. "Algerian president overthrown in '92 coup dies". The Huffington Post. 6 October 2012. Retrieved 6 October 2012.