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Abdelkader Bensalah

Algerian politician

Abdelkader Bensalah (عبد القـادر بن صالح, born 17 May 1942) is an Algerian politician. He is the President of the Council of the Nation since 2002. On 2 April 2019, he became the Acting President of Algeria following the resignation of Abdelaziz Bouteflika.[1]

Abdelkader Bensalah
عبد القـادر بن صالح
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Abdelkader Bensalah in 2012.
Acting President of Algeria
Assumed office
2 April 2019
Prime MinisterNoureddine Bedoui
Preceded byAbdelaziz Bouteflika
President of the Council of the Nation
Assumed office
2 July 2002
Preceded byBachir Boumaza
Personal details
Born (1942-05-17) 17 May 1942 (age 77)
Political partyDemocratic National Rally


  1. "Algeria's next in line: Bouteflika loyalist Abdelkader Bensalah". France 24. April 2, 2019. Retrieved April 2, 2019.