Afrivue
Algeria Algeria News News

Algeria’s presidency unveils new government

News24: Newly-elected Algerian President Abdelmadjid Tebboune formed his government on Thursday, two weeks after he took office following a controversial election, his spokesman said.

Tebboune’s cabinet is composed of 39 members, whose names were announced by the spokesman on state TV live from the presidency, in a departure from the usual procedure of naming a government in a statement.

Tebboune was elected last month in a poll marred by an official turnout of less than 40%, with a months-long protest movement boycotting a vote they saw as a ploy by the establishment to consolidate its power.

The unprecedented movement forced longtime president Abdelaziz Bouteflika to step down in April.

Related posts

North African Films Set to Make Mark at Toronto Festival

admin

Burundian journalists face 15-year jail term for ‘breaching state security’

admin

The Gambia Reopens its Borders Post-Covid-19 Lockdown

admin
Hide picture