Smail Hamdani

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Smail Hamdani (Arabic: اسماعيل حمداني‎; born 11 March 1930) is an Algerian politician.

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 independency, 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]

See also[edit]


  1. ^ a b c d "Hamdani, Smail". Rulers. Retrieved 27 January 2013. 
  2. ^ (15 December 1998)Algeria: President appoints Smail Hamdani as new prime minister, BBC MONITORING INTERNATIONAL REPORTS (Algerian Radio), Retrieved 29 October 2010
  3. ^ (23 December1999)Algerian premier resigns - French report, AFP News Agency, Retrieved 29 October 2010
Political offices
Preceded by
Ahmed Ouyahia
Prime Minister of Algeria
Succeeded by
Ahmed Benbitour