It is unclear why and for what purpose the reshuffling takes place.
According to the Ennahar TV, it is the president who made the decision about the new government. At the same time retaining the head of the army Ahmad Gaid Salah as deputy defence minister, according to state tv. This despite the fact that Salah has several times expressed that he wants to unseat Bouteflika.
the Prime minister Noureddine Bedoui are also reported to remain at his post.
the hit 2013 of a stroke. He became partially paralyzed and is believed to suffer from speech impediments. Since then he has only appeared in public occasionally. The protests in the country began when Bouteflika stated that he, in violation of the constitution, would set up a fifth term of office. He repented later, but the postponement of the elections and refuse to leave his office.