Backgrounder: Government of Algeria after May 28 reshuffle

13:20, May 29, 2010      

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Algerian President Abdelaziz Bouteflika made a government reshuffle on Friday, according to a statement released by the Algerian presidency.

As a result of the cabinet reshuffle, the government is made up of:

-- Ahmed Ouyahia: Prime Minister

-- Nourredine Zerhouni, known as Yazid: Vice Prime Minister

-- Abdelaziz Belkhadem: Minister of State, Personal Representative of the Head of State

-- Abdelmalek Guenaizia: Deputy Minister at Minister of National Defense

-- Dahou Ould Kablia: Minister of Interior and Local Authorities

-- Mourad Medelci: Foreign Minister

-- Tayeb Belaiz: Minister of Justice

-- Karim Djoudi: Minister of Finance

-- Youcef Yousfi: Minister of Energy and Mines, to replace Chakib Khellil, assigned new duties

-- Abdelmalek Sellal: Minister of Water Resources

-- Abdelhamid Temmar: Minister of Prospective Planning and Statistics

-- Bouabdallah Ghlamallah: Minister of Religious Affairs

-- Mohamed Cherif Abbes: Minister of Mujahedeen

-- Cherif Rahmani: Minister of Town Planning and Environment

-- Amar Tou: Minister of Transport

-- Boubekeur Benbouzid: Minister of National Education

-- Rachid Benaissa: Minister of Agriculture and Rural Development

-- Amar Ghoul: Minister of Public Works

-- Said Barkat: Minister of National Solidarity and Family

-- Khalida Toumi: Minister of Culture

-- Mustapha Benbada: Minister of Trade, to replace Hachemi Djaaboub, assigned new duties

-- Rachid Harraoubia: Minister of Higher Education and Scientific Research

-- Mahmoud Khedri: Minister of Relations with Parliament

-- El Hadi Khaldi: Minister of Professional Education and Training

-- Nourredine Moussa: Minister of Housing and Urban Planning

-- Tayeb Louh: Minister of Labor, Employment and Social Security

-- Djamel Ould Abbes: Minister of Health, Population and Hospital Reform

-- Smail Mimoune: Minister of Tourism and Craft Industry

-- Hachemi Djiar: Minister of Youth and Sports

-- Mohamed Benmeradi: Minister of Industry, Small and Medium- Sized Enterprise, and Investment Promotion

-- Moussa Benhamadi: Minister of Post and Communication and Information technologies, to replace Hamid Bessalah, assigned new duties

-- Abdallah Khanafou: Minister of Fishing and Halieutic Resources

-- Nacer Mehal: Minister of Communication, to replace Azzedine Mihoubi, assigned new duties

-- Abdelkader Messahel: Deputy Minister at Foreign Minister for African and Maghreb Affairs

-- Nouara Saadia Djaafar: Deputy Minister at Minister of National Solidarity and Family, in charge of Family and Women's Affairs

-- Souad Bendjaballah: Deputy Minister at Minister of Higher Education and Scientific Research, in charge of Scientific Research

-- Ali Boukrami: Secretary of State at Minister of Prospective Planning and Statistics, in charge of Statistics

-- Halim Benatallah: Secretary of State at Foreign Minister, in charge of National Community Abroad

-- Ahmed Noui: Secretary-General of the Government.

Source: Xinhua


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