Redha Malek

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Redha Malek (Arabic: رضا مالك‎) (born December 21, 1931 in Batna) was Prime Minister of Algeria from August 21, 1993 to April 1994. In his short term of office, which came in the early years of the Algerian Civil War, he pursued a hardline anti-Islamist policy and successfully negotiated debt relief with the International Monetary Fund (IMF), following the implementation of an IMF reform plan.

He was born in Batna on December 21, 1931, and was editor of the FLN newspaper El Moudjahid between 1957 and 1962, during the Algerian War of Independence (1954–62). After 1963, he was sent as ambassador to Yugoslavia, France, the Soviet Union, the United States (1979–82), and the United Kingdom; he also briefly became Minister of Information and Culture (1977-9) and later Foreign Minister (February 3-August 21, 1993). He later became head of the a minor political party, the National Republican Alliance (ANR), founded May 5, 1995 shortly after a presidential election.

Books[edit]

  • L'Algerie a Evian: Histoire des négociations secretes, 1956-1962 (L'epreuve des faits); ISBN 2-02-023898-5

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Political offices
Preceded by
Belaid Abdessalam
Prime Minister of Algeria
1993–1994
Succeeded by
Mokdad Sifi