Appointed last week as prime minister to replace Abdeaziz Djerad, Ayman Benabderrahmane, who was finance minister in the previous government, will remain in charge of finance, while Mohamed Arkab keeps his job as energy minister.
Long-dominant National Liberation Front (FLN) dominates in weekend parliamentary elections, but with a significantly reduced 105 seats and with the country's lowest ever turnout at 23%, electoral board says.
Saturday's election follows the arrest of seven leading protest movement figures and heavy police deployment in the capital Algiers, blocking any bid by the Hirak movement to hold anti-government protests.
Thousands of Algerians demonstrated against the political and military elite across the country. The UN said it is "very concerned about the deteriorating human rights situation" during the protests.
Algeria’s president has made token gestures to appease protestors and promised new elections, while being confronted with a popular movement that is a shadow of its former self.
Algeria is facing political and economic crises, with the coronavirus pandemic adding to the woes of an oil-dependent economy.
Algerian President Abdelmadjid Tebboune announces a government reshuffle and orders the release of 60 detainees of a protest movement that forced his predecessor from power.
Algerians finish voting in a referendum on a new constitution, but the turnout of mere 23.7 percent suggests little enthusiasm for changes intended by the government to end political unrest.
While many have expressed apathy over Sunday's vote, government spokesman Ammar Belhimer has predicted that people will "flock" to the polls "to lay a new stone in the process of nation-building and check the manoeuvres of Algeria's enemies".
President Abdelmadjid Tebboune has repeatedly pledged to introduce political and economic reforms and to meet demands raised in demonstrations that toppled the country's longtime president Abdelaziz Bouteflika in April 2019.
Khaled Drareni’s arrest in March after his coverage of demonstrations by the "Hirak" protest movement drew widespread condemnation among protesters and media watchdog groups.
Around 300 protesters tried to march in Algiers, prompted by calls online by the "Hirak" protest movement that has gripped Algeria for over a year.
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