President Abdelmadjid Tebboune's cabinet is composed of 39 members, whose names were announced by the spokesman on state TV live from the presidency, in a departure from the usual procedure of naming a government in a statement.
Ahmed Ouyahia appeared in court as part of anti-graft investigations which have also swept up other key ministers who once formed part of the ‘deep state’ that ruled Algeria from independence in 1962.
Thousands of Algerians gathered for new anti-government demonstrations in the capital on Friday despite calls by a succession of veteran loyalists for ailing President Abdelaziz Bouteflika to step down.
President Abdelaziz Bouteflika says if he's re-elected he would hold a referendum on a new constitution and call an early election in which he wouldn't run.
State media says 183 people were wounded and one person died after tens of thousands of protesters marched in streets on Friday against 82-year-old President Abdelaziz Bouteflika's plans to seek fifth term in office.
Algeria’s current president Abdelaziz Bouteflika might be 81-years old and ailing, but that may not stop him for running for a fifth term.
The move came after Algerian President Abdelaziz Bouteflika sacked Prime Minister Abdelmadjid Tebboune on Tuesday, less than three months after appointing him.
Angry young Algerians are threatening not to vote, which could undermine this week's parliamentary elections and the country's facade of democracy. But others push for a strong opposition in parliament to closely monitor the ruling party.
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