President of Algeria Asks for New Government to be Formed

President of Algeria Asks for New Government to be Formed

Algerian President Abdelmadjid Tebboune on Wednesday (30/6) tasked Finance Minister Ayman Ben Abdelrahman to form a new government.

UMMATIMES - On June 12, Algeria held parliamentary elections, the first time since the 2019 resignation of former President Abdelaziz Bouteflika, who ruled the country for two decades under pressure from popular protests.

On Thursday, Tebboune accepted the resignation of Prime Minister Abdelaziz Djerad's government, in preparation for the formation of a new cabinet. In accordance with the provisions of the constitution, in particular Article 91 paragraphs 5 and 7, on Wednesday the President of the Republic Abdelmadjid Tebboune appointed Mr. Ayman Ben Abdel Rahman as Prime Minister (head of government) ," state television reported.

Tebboune instructed Ben Abdel Rahman to conduct consultations with political parties and the people to form a government, as soon as possible."

Known as a non-partisan technocratic figure, Ben Abdel Rahman has served as finance minister since June 2020. Previously, he served as governor of the Central Bank of Algeria.

Algeria's ruling National Liberation Front (FLN) party is the winner of this month's general election, securing 98 seats in parliament, although neither party has a majority in parliament. The independents won 84 seats and the Islamist-leaning People's Movement for Peace 65, while the pro-regime National Movement for Democracy won 58 seats.

The Future Party won 48 seats, while the National Development Movement got 39 seats, followed by the Justice and Development Front Party with two seats.

With these results, a coalition of at least three parliamentary parties is required to form a majority in the parliament of at least 204 seats.