Abdelmalek Sellal

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Abdelmalek Sellal
عبد الملك سلال‎
Abdelmalek Sellal in Saaadabad Palace.jpg
Sellal in Tehran in November 2015
Prime Minister of Algeria
Assumed office
29 April 2014
President Abdelaziz Bouteflika
Preceded by Youcef Yousfi (Acting)
In office
3 September 2012 – 13 March 2014
President Abdelaziz Bouteflika
Preceded by Ahmed Ouyahia
Succeeded by Youcef Yousfi (Acting)
Personal details
Born (1948-08-01) 1 August 1948 (age 68)
Constantine, Algeria
Political party National Liberation Front (1968–present)[1]
Spouse(s) Farida Sellal
Children 3
Religion Islam

Abdelmalek Sellal (عبد الملك سلال ‘Abd al-Malik Sallāl; born 1 August 1948) is an Algerian politician who has been Prime Minister of Algeria since April 2014. He previously held that post from 3 September 2012 to 13 March 2014. On 28 April 2014 President Abdelaziz Bouteflika reappointed him as Prime Minister.

Life and career[edit]

Sellal was born on 1 August 1948[2] in Constantine, Algeria.

President Barack Obama and First Lady Michelle Obama greet Prime Minister Sellal and Farida Sellal in the Blue Room during a U.S.-Africa Leaders Summit dinner at the White House, 5 August 2014.

Sellal worked at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs from 1995 to 1996 and was posted 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.[3] Sellal is regarded as a technocrat and was involved in Bouteflika's presidential election campaigns in 2004 and 2009.[4] He replaced Ahmed Ouyahia as Prime Minister.[5]

Sellal stepped down in March 2014 in order to lead the re-election campaign of the ailing President Bouteflika. After Bouteflika's victory, he reappointed Sellal as Prime Minister on 28 April 2014.

See also[edit]


  1. ^ impact24. "Sellal au Comité Central du FLN ?". impact24.info. 
  2. ^ "Prime ministers of Algeria". Rulers. Retrieved 27 January 2013. 
  3. ^ "Le nouveau Premier ministre algérien s'engage à poursuivre les réformes". Libération (in French). 4 September 2012. Retrieved 5 September 2012. 
  4. ^ AFP: "Water minister Abdelmalek Sellal named new Algeria PM", Ahramonline, 4 September 2012.
  5. ^ "Algeria's new PM takes office". Gulf News. Algiers. AFP. 5 September 2012. Retrieved 27 January 2013. 

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Political offices
Preceded by
Ahmed Ouyahia
Prime Minister of Algeria
Succeeded by
Youcef Yousfi
Preceded by
Youcef Yousfi
Prime Minister of Algeria