Abdelmalek Sellal

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Abdelmalek Sellal
عبد الملك سلال
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Prime Minister of Algeria
In office
3 September 2012 – 13 March 2014
President Abdelaziz Bouteflika
Preceded by Ahmed Ouyahia
Succeeded by Youcef Yousfi
Personal details
Born (1948-08-01) 1 August 1948 (age 65)
Constantine, Algeria
Political party Independent
Religion Islam

Abdelmalek Sellal (عبد الملك سلال) (born 1 August 1948) is an Algerian politician who was Prime Minister of Algeria from 3 September 2012 until 13 March 2014.

Early life[edit]

Sellal was born in 1948.[1]


Sellal worked at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs from 1995 to 1996 and was appointed in Budapest as Ambassador to Hungary from 1996 to 1997. Subsequently he was appointed to the government, serving as Minister of the Interior from 1998 to 1999, Minister of Youth and Sports from 1999 to 2001, Minister of Public Works from 2001 to 2002, Minister of Transport from 2002 to 2004, and Minister of Water Resources from 2004 to 2012[citation needed].

Sellal was appointed as Prime Minister by President Abdelaziz Bouteflika on 3 September 2012.[2] Sellal is regarded as a technocrat and was involved in Bouteflika's presidential election campaigns in 2004 and 2009.[3] He replaced Ahmed Ouyahia as Prime Minister.[4]


  1. ^ "Prime ministers of Algeria". Rulers. Retrieved 27 January 2013. 
  2. ^ "Le nouveau Premier ministre algérien s'engage à poursuivre les réformes". Libération (in French). 4 September 2012. Retrieved 5 September 2012. 
  3. ^ AFP: "Water minister Abdelmalek Sellal named new Algeria PM", Ahramonline, 4 September 2012.
  4. ^ "Algeria’s new PM takes office". Gulf News (Algiers). AFP. 5 September 2012. Retrieved 27 January 2013. 
Political offices
Preceded by
Ahmed Ouyahia
Prime Minister of Algeria
Succeeded by
Youcef Yousfi