List of heads of state of Algeria

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This is a list of heads of state of Algeria since the formation of the Provisional Government of the Algerian Republic (GPRA) in exile in Cairo, Egypt in 1958 during the Algerian War, through independence in 1962, to the present day.

A total of five people have served as President of Algeria (not counting two Presidents of the GPRA and four interim heads of state). Additionally, two persons, Houari Boumediene and Liamine Zéroual, have served both as interim head of state and as President of Algeria.

Key[edit]

Political parties
Other factions
Status
  •   Denotes Interim Head of State

List[edit]

No. Name
(Birth–Death)
Position
Picture Elected Term of office Political Party
Ferhat Abbas
فرحات عباس

(1899–1985)
President of the Provisional Government of the Algerian Republic

Ferhat Abbas - algerischer Staatspräsident.jpg 19 September 1958 27 August 1961 National Liberation Front
Benyoucef Benkhedda
بن يوسف بن خدة

(1920–2003)
President of the Provisional Government of the Algerian Republic

Benkhedda 19march62.jpg 27 August 1961 22 July 1962 National Liberation Front
Abderrahmane Farès
عبدالرحمن فارس

(1911–1991)
Chairman of the Provisional Executive

Abderrahmane Farès.jpg 3 July 1962 25 September 1962 National Liberation Front
Ferhat Abbas
فرحات عباس

(1899–1985)
President of the National Constituent Assembly

Ferhat Abbas - algerischer Staatspräsident.jpg 25 September 1962 15 September 1963 National Liberation Front
1 Ahmed Ben Bella
أحمد بن بلّة

(1916–2012)
President of the Republic

Benbella.jpg 1963 15 September 1963 19 June 1965
(deposed.)
National Liberation Front
Revolutionary Council
Chairman: Colonel Houari Boumediene
Houari Boumediene's Portrait.jpg 19 June 1965 10 December 1976 Military
2 Houari Boumediene
هواري بومدين

(1932–1978)
President of the Republic

Houari Boumediene's Portrait.jpg 1976 10 December 1976 27 December 1978
(died in office.)
National Liberation Front
Rabah Bitat
رابح بيطاط

(1925–2000)
Interim President of the Republic

Rabah Bitat.jpg 27 December 1978 9 February 1979 National Liberation Front
3 Chadli Bendjedid
شاذلي بن جديد

(1929–2012)
President of the Republic

Chadli Bendjedid 1979.jpg 1979
1984
1988
9 February 1979 11 January 1992
(resigned.)[1]
National Liberation Front
Abdelmalek Benhabyles
عبد المالك بن حبيلس

(1921–)
Chairman of the Constitutional Council

Abdelmalek Benhabylès.png 11 January 1992 14 January 1992 National Liberation Front
4 Mohamed Boudiaf
محمد بوضياف

(1919–1992)
Chairman of the High Council of State

Le jeun Mohamed Boudiaf.jpg 14 January 1992 29 June 1992
(assassinated.)
Party of the Socialist Revolution
5 Ali Kafi
علي حسين كافي

(1928–2013)
Chairman of the High Council of State

Ali Kafi.JPG 2 July 1992 31 January 1994 National Liberation Front
6 Liamine Zéroual
اليمين زروال
(1941–)
Liamine Zeroual.jpg 1995 31 January 1994
Head of State
27 November 1995
President of the Republic
27 April 1999 Military
(until 27 November 1995.)
(6) National Rally for Democracy
(from 21 February 1997.)
7 Abdelaziz Bouteflika
عبد العزيز بوتفليقة

(1937–)
President of the Republic

Bouteflika (Algiers, Feb 2006).jpeg 1999
2004
2009
2014
27 April 1999 Incumbent National Liberation Front

For details of the post of President of Algeria see: President of Algeria

Footnotes[edit]

  1. ^ Forced to resign by the military, at the beginning of the Algerian Civil War

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