Smail Hamdani

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Smail Hamdani
اسماعيل حمداني
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Prime Minister of Algeria
In office
15 December 1998 – 23 December 1999
President Liamine Zeroual
Abdelaziz Bouteflika
Preceded by Ahmed Ouyahia
Succeeded by Ahmed Benbitour
Personal details
Born (1930-03-11)11 March 1930
Guenzet, Algeria
Died 6/7 February 2017 (aged 86)
Djasr Kasentina, Algeria

Smail Hamdani (Arabic: اسماعيل حمداني‎; 11 March 1930 – 6/7 February 2017) was an Algerian politician. He was Prime Minister of Algeria from 15 December 1998 to 23 December 1999.

Early life and education[edit]

Hamdani was born in Guenzet, Bordj Bou Arréridj Province in eastern Kabylie, on 11 March 1930.[1]

Political career[edit]

Hamdani became a member of the National Liberation Front (FLN).[1] In 1962 when Algeria gained its independence, he was named as chief of staff of the provisional government led by Abderrahmane Farès.[1] Under the presidency of Ahmed Ben Bella, Hamdani was appointed ambassador to Belgium. Then he served as information officer and the director of legal and consular affairs at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs until 1970.[1]

He was Prime Minister from 15 December 1998[2] to 23 December 1999.[3]


Hamdani died in his sleep on the night of 6 February or the morning of 7 February 2017 at the age of 86.[4][5]

See also[edit]


  1. ^ a b c d "Hamdani, Smail". Rulers. Retrieved 2013-01-27. 
  2. ^ "President appoints Smail Hamdani as new prime minister". BBC Monitoring International Reports (Algerian Radio). 15 December 1998. Retrieved 2017-02-07. (Subscription required (help)). 
  3. ^ "Algerian premier resigns - French report". AFP News Agency. 23 December 1999. Retrieved 2017-02-07. (Subscription required (help)). 
  4. ^ "Décès de l'ancien chef du gouvernement Smail Hamdani". TSA Algerie (in French). 7 February 2017. Retrieved 2017-02-07. 
  5. ^ "Algérie:Décès de l'ancien Chef du gouvernement Smail Hamdani". Maghreb Emergent (in French). 7 February 2017. Retrieved 2017-02-07. 
Political offices
Preceded by
Ahmed Ouyahia
Prime Minister of Algeria
Succeeded by
Ahmed Benbitour