Abdelkader Bensalah

Algerian politician

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

Abdelkader Bensalah
عبد القـادر بن صالح
Abdelkader Bensalah 18th Summit of Non-Aligned Movement in Baku (cropped).jpg
Abdelkader Bensalah in 2019.
Acting President of Algeria
In office
2 April 2019 – 19 December 2019
Prime MinisterNoureddine Bedoui
Preceded byAbdelaziz Bouteflika
Succeeded byAbdelmadjid Tebboune
President of the Council of the Nation
In office
2 July 2002 – 9 April 2019
Preceded byBachir Boumaza
Succeeded bySalah Goudjil
Personal details
Born (1942-05-17) 17 May 1942 (age 78)
Political partyDemocratic National Rally


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