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|Chairman of the High Council of State|
2 July 1992 – 31 January 1994
Sid Ahmed Ghozali|
|Preceded by||Mohamed Boudiaf|
|Succeeded by||Liamine Zéroual (as Head of State)|
7 October 1928|
El Harrouch, Algeria
16 April 2013 (aged 84)|
Armée de Libération Nationale (ALN)|
People's National Army (PNP)
|Years of service||
ALN 1954-1962 |
Ali Hussain Kafi (Arabic: علي حسين كافي; ALA-LC: ʿAlī Ḥusain Kāfī; 7 October 1928 – 16 April 2013) was an Algerian politician who was Chairman of the High Council of State and acting President from 1992 to 1994.
Kafi was one of the major figures of the Algerian underground forces that fought for independence from France from 1954 to 1962. At that time he was promoted to the rank of colonel. Kafi was the Algerian ambassador to several countries, including Syria, Egypt, Iraq and Italy.
He served as the chairman of the High Council of State (a military-backed collective presidency) of Algeria from 2 July 1992 to 31 January 1994. He was selected as chairman after the assassination of Muhammad Boudiaf.
The Council of State was intended as a transitional government. In 1992, he promised a referendum that eventually never took place.
Death and burial
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- "Ali Kafi, former Algerian leader, dies at 84". Los Angeles Times. AP. 17 April 2013. Retrieved 18 April 2013.
- "Ali Kafi, Algeria head of state during civil war, dies". The Daily Star. Algiers. 16 April 2013. Retrieved 18 April 2013.
- "Who's Who in the Arab World, 1997-1998". Google.com. Retrieved 2013-06-08.
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