Algerian President Dismisses Prime Minister, Appoints Successor
© AP Photo / Fateh GuidoumOn Dec. 13, 2019 file photo, newly elected Algerian President Abdelmadjid Tebboune gestures during a press conference in Algiers
© AP Photo / Fateh Guidoum
TUNIS (Sputnik) - Algerian President Abdelmadjid Tebboune on Saturday dismissed Prime Minister Aymen Benabderrahmane and appointed a new successor, Algerian media reported.
The new head of Algeria's government, Nadir Larbaoui, a former lawyer and diplomat, previously served as head of the president's cabinet, according to Algerian state television.
Larbaoui has also served as Algeria's ambassador and permanent representative to the United Nations in New York from 2021 to 2023.
The president also appointed Boualem Boualem, adviser to the president of the republic in charge of legal and judicial affairs and investigations, as acting director of the presidential office.
Outgoing Prime Minister Aymen Benabderrahmane took over as head of the Algerian government in June 2021, succeeding Abdelaziz Jarad, who tendered his resignation after the results of Algeria's legislative elections were announced.
Prior to his appointment as Prime Minister, Benabderrahmane served as Minister of Finance in the Algerian government since June 2020 and as Governor of the Central Bank since November 2019.