Ferhat Abbas

Algerian politician (1899-1985), President of Provisional Government of Algeria, president of the National Constitutional Assembly of Algeria

Ferhat Abbas (Arabic: فرحات عباس‎‎; ALA-LC: Farḥāt ʿAbbās; 24 August 1899 – 24 December 1985)[2][3][nb 1] was an Algerian politician. He was the Prime Minister from 1958 to 1961, as well as the first President of the National Assembly and the first acting Chief of State after independence.

Ferhat Abbas
فرحات عباس
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President of the National Constituent Assembly of Algeria
In office
25 September 1962 – 15 September 1963
Preceded byPosition Established
Succeeded byEl Hadj Benalla
Acting President of Algeria
In office
25 September 1962 – 15 September 1963
Preceded byAbderrahmane Farès
Succeeded byAhmed Ben Bella
President of the Provisional Government of the Algerian Republic
In office
18 September 1958 – 9 August 1961
Vice PresidentKrim Belkacem[1]
Preceded byNone
Succeeded byBenyoucef Benkhedda
Member of the French Constituent Assembly
In office
1946–1955
Personal details
Born(1899-08-24)24 August 1899
Taher, Algeria
Died24 December 1985(1985-12-24) (aged 86)
Algiers, Algeria
Political partyFLN
Military service
AllegianceAlgeria
Branch/serviceFrench Army
Years of service1936–1938, 1940–1943
UnitMedical Corps
Battles/warsWorld War II

NotesEdit

  1. Some sources state that the date of his birth was 24 August 1899

ReferencesEdit

  1. Ottaway, Professor Marina; Ottaway, David; Ottaway, Marina (December 15, 1970). "Algeria: The Politics of a Socialist Revolution". University of California Press – via Google Books.
  2. Reich 1990, p. 1
  3. O'Mara 1999, p. 5