Khatri Addouh

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Khatri Addouh
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President of the Sahrawi Republic
Acting
In office
31 May 2016 – 12 July 2016
Prime Minister Abdelkader Taleb Omar
Preceded by Mohamed Abdelaziz
Succeeded by Brahim Ghali
President of the Sahrawi National Council
Assumed office
10 July 2010
Preceded by Mahfoud Ali Beiba
Personal details
Born 1954 (age 63–64)[citation needed]
Smara,[citation needed] Spanish Sahara
Political party Polisario Front

Khatri Addouh (born 1954[citation needed]) is a former Sahrawi President and the current president of the Sahrawi National Council. He was appointed as the Acting President and the Secretary General of the Polisario Front upon the death of his long time aide President Mohamed Abedlaziz on 31 May 2016.[1][2][3]

Career[edit]

Addouh is a member of the National Secretariat of the Polisario Front. He served in the Polisario Front Orientation Department. He also served as the Wali of Es Semara till August 2010. He became the President of the Sahrawi National Council on 10 July 2010. He replaced Mahfoud Ali Beiba, whose death was attributed by SADR to a heart attack, while Moroccan media claimed that Beiba was assassinated to make way for Addouh.[4][5]

He was subsequently re-elected to the same post on 24 February 2014 and then again for a third term on 19 March 2016. Addouh became the acting president when Mohamed Abedlaziz, who was the president for 40 years since 1976 died on 31 May 2016. Addouh convened the 2300 strong delegate council at Dakhla, which elected Brahim Ghali as the new president of the Sahrawi Arab Democratic republic.[6][7]

Addouh also heads the negotiating team of the Polisario Front in various international organisations. Addouh and his loyalists are working towards gaining an observer status at the United Nations, which will enable the Polisario Front government to stake claim as the legitimate representative of the Sahrawi people.[8][9]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "M. Khatri Addouh, président du Conseil national sahraoui : " Maintenir la Minurso pour garantir notre droit à l'autodétermination "". El Moudjahid. 25 April 2016. Archived from the original on 25 April 2016. Retrieved 2 June 2016.
  2. ^ "Death of Sahrawi President Mohamed Abdelaziz: Polisario Front declares 40-day mourning". SPS. 31 May 2016. Archived from the original on 3 June 2016. Retrieved 2 June 2016.
  3. ^ Cornwell, G. H., "Africa's Last Colony: Algeria's Polisario Front and the Western Sahara" Archived 2016-06-14 at the Wayback Machine., Foreign Affairs, June 12, 2016.
  4. ^ "The succession of Ali Beiba reveals the real reason behind his assassination". Polisario Confidential. 18 August 2010. Archived from the original on 28 November 2016. Retrieved 27 November 2016.
  5. ^ "The President nominates the new Wali of Es Semara (ARCHIVE)" (PDF). SPS. 25 September 2010. Archived from the original on 7 August 2016. Retrieved 27 November 2016.
  6. ^ "Khatri Addouh re-elected as head of new Sahrawi National Council". Algeria Press Service. 24 February 2014. Archived from the original on 28 November 2016. Retrieved 27 November 2016.
  7. ^ "W. Sahara independence movement elects new leader". Daily Mail. 9 July 2016. Archived from the original on 28 November 2016. Retrieved 27 November 2016.
  8. ^ "Growing international recognition of Western Sahara offers new hope for Africa's Last Colony". Ceasefire Magazine. 25 August 2016. Retrieved 27 November 2016.
  9. ^ "Morocco: Ban Ki-Moon's Visit, Strong Message to Morocco, Says Sahrawi Official". All Africa. 23 February 2016. Archived from the original on 28 November 2016. Retrieved 27 November 2016.
Political offices
Preceded by
Mohamed Abdelaziz
President of the Sahrawi Republic
Acting

2016
Succeeded by
Brahim Ghali