Abderrahmane Farès

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Abderrahmane Farès
Abderrahmane Farès.jpg
President of the Provisional Executive Council of Algeria
In office
July 3, 1962 – September 20, 1962
Preceded by Benyoucef Benkhedda
Succeeded by Ferhat Abbas
Personal details
Born (1911-01-30)30 January 1911
Amalou, Béjaïa Province
Died 13 May 1991(1991-05-13) (aged 80)
Zemmouri, Algeria
Political party FLN
Religion Sunni Islam

Abderrahmane Farès (Arabic: عبدالرحمن فارس‎‎‎; ALA-LC: ʿAbd ar-Raḥman Fāris; Kabyle: Ɛebderaḥman Fares ⵄⴻⴱⴷⴻⵔⴰⵃⵎⴰⵏ ⴼⴰⵔⴻⵙ; January 30, 1911 – May 13, 1991) was the Chairman of the Provisional Executive of Algeria from 3 July 1962 to 20 September 1962.

Farès, who was born in Amalou, Béjaïa Province, was a lawyer by profession. After the Second World War, Farès was elected to municipal council and the general council of Algiers. In the 1945 French Constituent Assembly election, Farès was the fourth candidate of the Union and Social Progress List for the Muslim non-citizen constituency of Algiers (which had four seats in total). The list won three of the four seats. When the elected Constituent Assembly member Bachir Abdelouahab resigned, Farès overtook his seat in the Assembly on March 14, 1946. He sat in the French Section of the Workers' International (Social-Democrats) parliamentary group.[1]

In the Constituent Assembly he was included in the Interior, Algeria and General Administration Commission.[1]

He then took part to the Algerian Assembly election in 1948 and 1951, and became its President in 1953.[1]

He joined the FLN after the 1955 massacres of Muslim civilians by Pieds-Noirs settlers without reaction from the French army present on the scene.


Political offices
Preceded by
Benyoucef Ben Khedda
(As head of the GPRA)
Chief of the Executive
Succeeded by
Ferhat Abbas
(As Provisional President of Algeria)