Algeria

Abdelmalek Sellal

Minister of Water Resources

Date of Birth: 01/08/1948
Place of Birth: Constantine

Career: Algerian Ambassador, Hungary; Minister for the Interior, -1999; Minister for Youth and Sports, 1999; Minister for Transport; Minister for Water Resources, to date.

Commentary: One of Abdelaziz Bouteflika's inner circle, Abdelmalek Sellal left government, whilst he was transport minister, to run Bouteflika's 2004 campaign. He is tipped as a likely Prime Minister, should Ahmed Ouyahia decide to resign his position in order to run for the presidency. Bouteflika's moves towards a more secular presence in high government since 2007 have kept Sellal's name in the mix; he is a moderniser and close to the army.



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Vol 55 N0 12

ALGERIA

Adrift in dangerous waters

The spin on Bouteflika's reappointment as Prime Minister of Abdelmalek Sellal was that more proactive, managerial politicians were coming to the fore...

Vol 55 N0 2

ALGERIA

Après moi, moi

Since he is no longer a credible candidate, the job will probably go to someone acceptable to all factions, such as Prime Minister Abdelmalek Sellal...

Vol 54 N0 19

ALGERIA

Boutef's miracle return

Prime Minister Abdelmalek Sellal is confirmed as head of government – and one with presidential candidate potential...

Vol 54 N0 15

ALGERIA

Leadership in limbo

On 21 May, he was moved to the Institution Nationale des Invalides and, on 13 June, the state-controlled ENTV channel broadcast three minutes of heavily-edited footage of an apparently convalescing Bouteflika drinking coffee and chatting with Prime Minister Abdelmalek Sellal and the Chief of Defence Staff, Lieutenant General Ahmed Gaïd Salah...

Vol 53 N0 23

ALGERIA

No spring in the step

His new Prime Minister, Abdelmalek Sellal, has made his ministers work harder and has initiated new projects but popular confidence is low (AC Vol 45 No 6, A man for election seasons)...

Vol 48 N0 1

NORTH AFRICA

Old soldiers never die

Boutef is now expected to seek a more ‘secular’ head of government, possibly marking a comeback for former Premier (and presidential hopeful) Ahmed Ouyahia or another ‘moderniser’ close to the army, such as Water Resources Minister Abdelmalek Sellal...

Vol 45 N0 6

ALGERIA

A man for election seasons

Others in the President's inner circle include Agriculture Minister Saïd Barkat, who has worked with Foreign Affairs Minister Abdelaziz Belkhadem to win back the FLN; Culture and Communications Minister Khalida Messaoudi Toumi, once a torchbearer of liberal values, now a target for her former friends as a fierce campaigner for the Boutef way; and former Transport Minister Abdelmalek Sellal, who left government to run Boutef's campaign...

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