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Abdelaziz Bouteflika

President of Algeria

Abdelaziz Bouteflika (born 2 March 1937) is an Algerian politician. From 1999 to 2019, he was the ninth President of Algeria. He was President at the end of the bloody Algerian Civil War in 2002. He ended emergency rule in February 2011 during Arab Spring.

Abdelaziz Bouteflika
عبد العزيز بوتفليقة
Bouteflika (Algiers, Feb 2006).jpeg
President of Algeria
In office
27 April 1999 – 2 April 2019
Prime MinisterSmail Hamdani
Ahmed Benbitour
Ali Benflis
Ahmed Ouyahia
Abdelaziz Belkhadem
Ahmed Ouyahia
Abdelmadjid Tebboune
Noureddine Bedoui
Preceded byLiamine Zéroual
Succeeded byAbdelkader Bensalah (Acting)
Personal details
Born (1937-03-02) 2 March 1937 (age 82)
Oujda, French Morocco[1][2]
Political partyNational Liberation Front
Spouse(s)Amal Triki[3]
ProfessionCivil servant

He has also been President of the United Nations General Assembly.

Bouteflika resigned on 2 April 2019 after months of massive protests.[4]


  1. Roger East, Richard Thomas (2003). Profiles of people in power: the world's government leaders. Europa Publications. p. 7. ISBN 1-85743-126-X.
  2. Dalila Belkheir and Khadidja B. "Bouteflika : Maquisard, Ministre et Président de la république". Ennahar Online. Retrieved 27 August 2011.
  3. "Abdelaziz Bouteflika." NNDB: Tracking the Entire World. 2011. Web. 23 Feb. 2011. [1].
  4. "Introduction ::Algeria". Archived from the original on 13 October 2012.