With a Cabinet reshuffle has reacted to Algeria's controversial head of state, Abdelaziz Bouteflika, on the week-long protests in his country. Out of the 27 Ministers, only eight of the previous government team. In a report published on Sunday the official Cabinet list. New to the peaks of the Ministry of foreign Affairs, Ministry of Finance, the Ministry of the interior and Department of energy were occupied, among other things.
of The 11. March to the head of government, appointed Noureddine Bedoui, however, remains in office. The same applies to the army chief and Deputy defence Minister Ahmed Gaid Salah, who had spoken out recently in favour of Bouteflika for amtsunfähig explain. Salah is the Protocol procedure, the number two of the government behind Bedoui.
Against Bouteflika beat for more than a month of protests. The 82-year-old leader has ruled the North African country for 20 years. Since a stroke in 2013, he withdrew largely from the Public. Critics no longer assume that he holds in the power apparatus of the threads in the Hand.
He announced, in the meantime, his waiver of a further candidacy. However, he suspended the for the 18. April's planned presidential election for an indefinite period of time. After the end of his fourth mandate on the 28. April, he wants to stay in office.
Recently, the decrepit President was for medical treatment in Switzerland. (roy/SDA)
Created: 01.04.2019, 02:37 PM