Mourad Medelci

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Mourad Medelci
مراد مدلسي
Mourad Medelci 2012.jpg
Minister of Foreign Affairs
In office
4 June 2007 – 11 September 2013
Preceded by Mohammed Bedjaoui
Succeeded by Ramtane Lamamra
Personal details
Born (1943-04-30) 30 April 1943 (age 75)
Tlemcen, Algeria
Alma mater University of Algiers

Mourad Medelci (Arabic: مراد مدلسي‎; born 30 April 1943) is an Algerian politician who served in the government of Algeria as Minister of Foreign Affairs from 2007 to 2013.[1] He has been President of the Constitutional Council of Algeria since 2013.

Early life[edit]

Born in Tlemcen on 30 April 1943, Medelci studied economics at the University of Algiers, receiving his bachelor's degree in 1966 and master's degree in 1968. From 1970 to 1980 he worked in the private sector before entering public service as Secretary-General of the Ministry of Trade in 1980. He is married with five children.[1]

Political career[edit]

Medelci was Minister of Trade from 1988 to 1989 and Deputy Minister for the Budget from 1990 to 1991. He was again Minister of Trade from 1999 to 2001, then Minister of Finance from 2001 to 2002. From 2002 to May 2005 he was Adviser to the President, Abdelaziz Bouteflika. In May 2005 he became Minister of Finance again, serving in that position until he became Minister of State for Foreign Affairs on 4 June 2007.[1]

After serving more than six years as Foreign Minister, Medelci was replaced by Ramtane Lamamra in the government named on 11 September 2013.[2] President Bouteflika instead appointed Medelci as President of the Constitutional Council on 15 September 2013. Medelci replaced Tayeb Belaiz, who had been appointed to the government as Minister of the Interior.[3]

See also[edit]


  1. ^ a b c Page at Algerian government website Archived 15 August 2007 at the Wayback Machine..
  2. ^ "Algérie : Bouteflika remanie le gouvernement en vue de la présidentielle", Jeune Afrique, 12 September 2013 (in French).
  3. ^ Neila Latrous, Mourad Medelci est le nouveau président du Conseil constitutionnel", Algérie Focus, 16 September 2013 (in French).