Algerian Prime Minister Ahmed Ouyahia Resigns

Algerian former Prime Minister Ahmed Ouyahya

Rabat – Algeria’s Ahmed Ouyahia has resigned as  Prime Minister, leaving room for a new interim government to govern the country in the last days of the current regime.

The news came shortly after Algerians learned that President Abdelaziz Bouteflika had decided to not seek a fifth term in the country’s next elections.

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Ouyahia was appointed as Prime Minister in August 2017, in replacement of Abdelmadjid Tebboune.

Algerian President Abdelaziz Bouteflika accepted Ouyahia’s resignation, thanking  him for his efforts and services during his tenure as Prime Minister.

President Bouteflika then received Noureddine Bedoui, who he appointed prime minister to replace Ouyahia, according to Algerian official news agency APS.

The newly-appointed prime minister is expected to appoint new members for the interim government.