Redha Malek

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Redha Malek
رضا مالك
Prime Minister of Algeria
In office
21 August 1993 – 11 April 1994
President Ali Kafi
Liamine Zeroual
Preceded by Belaid Abdessalam
Succeeded by Mokdad Sifi
Personal details
Born (1931-12-21)21 December 1931
Batna, French Algeria
Died 29 July 2017(2017-07-29) (aged 85)
Algiers, Algeria[citation needed]

Redha Malek (Arabic: رضا مالك‎‎) (21 December 1931 – 29 July 2017) was Prime Minister of Algeria from August 21, 1993 to April 1994. During his short term of office, which came in the early years of the Algerian Civil War, he pursued a hardline anti-Islamist policy and successfully negotiated debt relief with the International Monetary Fund (IMF), following the implementation of an IMF reform plan.

He was born in Batna on December 21, 1931, and was editor of the FLN newspaper El Moudjahid between 1957 and 1962, during the Algerian War of Independence (1954–62). After 1963, he was sent as ambassador to Yugoslavia, France, the Soviet Union, the United States (1979–82), and the United Kingdom; he also briefly became Minister of Information and Culture (1977–79) and later Foreign Minister (February 3 – August 21, 1993). He later became head of the a minor political party, the National Republican Alliance (ANR), founded May 5, 1995 shortly after a presidential election.

He died on 29 July 2017, at the age of 85 after a long illness.[1][2]


  • L'Algerie a Evian: Histoire des négociations secretes, 1956-1962 (L'epreuve des faits); ISBN 2-02-023898-5


Political offices
Preceded by
Belaid Abdessalam
Prime Minister of Algeria
Succeeded by
Mokdad Sifi