Ahmed Benbitour

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Ahmed Benbitour
أحمد بن بيتور
Prime Minister of Algeria
In office
23 December 1999 – 27 August 2000
Preceded by Smail Hamdani
Succeeded by Ali Benflis
Personal details
Born (1946-06-20) 20 June 1946 (age 70)
Religion Sunni Islam

Ahmed Benbitour (Arabic: أحمد بن بيتور‎‎) (born June 20, 1946) is an Algerian politician who was Prime Minister of Algeria from 1999 to 2000.

Life and career[edit]

Born at Metlili, Ghardaïa in Chaamba Arab tribe, Benbitour graduated from Université de Montréal in 1984 with a Ph.D. in Economics.[citation needed]

Benbitour served in the government of Algeria as Minister of Energy from 1993 to 1994 and as Minister of Finance from 1994 to 1996.[1] [2] Subsequently, he was Prime Minister from December 1999 until August 2000, when he resigned.[3]


  • L' Algérie au troisième millénaire, Editions Marinoor (Algérie), 1998


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Political offices
Preceded by
Smail Hamdani
Prime Minister of Algeria
Succeeded by
Ali Benflis