Ali Benflis

Algerian politician

Ali Benflis (Arabic: على بن فليس; born 8 September 1944) is an Algerian politician who was Head of Government of Algeria from 2000 to 2004.[1] In 2003, he became the general secretary of the National Liberation Front party. He ran for President of Algeria twice in 2004 and in 2014.

Ali Benflis
علي بن فليس
Ali Benflis 2014 (cropped).jpg
Head of Government of Algeria
In office
27 August 2000 – 13 August 2004
PresidentAbdelaziz Bouteflika
Preceded byAhmed Benbitour
Succeeded byAhmed Ouyahia
Personal details
Born (1944-09-08) 8 September 1944 (age 78)
Batna, Algeria
Political partyNational Liberation Front (until 2004)


  1. "Algeria's presidential challengers". BBC News. 9 April 2004. Retrieved 30 October 2010.