Said Boualam

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Said Boualam (born at Souk Ahras, French Algeria in 1906, dead at Mas-Thibert, France in 1982) was a French politician and army officer. He was a colonel in the French Army, and the founder of the Front Algérie Française, a political and militant movement in favour of French Algeria.

He was elected a député during the Fifth Republic for Orléansville, for the party Regroupement national pour l'unité de la République (RNUR) in 1958. On 26 September 1959 he survived an attempted murder.

In 1960 he was responsible for the creation of the Front Algérie Française, which despite its rapid popularity was banned by the French government after less than a year. After the group was disbanded he retired to France in 1962. He died on 8 February 1982 at Mas-Thibert, about 18 kilometres (11 mi) from Arles.

From 1958 to 1962, Boualam was four times elected vice-president of the National Assembly, becoming a symbol of pro-French Muslims.[1]

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  1. ^ Bruno Fuligni, Les Quinze Mille Députés d'hier et d'aujourd'hui, préface de Jean-Louis Debré, Éditions Horay, 2006 ,La Revue Parlementaire, n°887

Works[edit]

  • Mon pays, la France, éd. France Empire, Paris, 1962
  • Les Harkis au service de la France, éd. France Empire, Paris, 1963
  • L'Algérie sans la France, éd. France Empire, Paris, 1964

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