in the Midst of a wave of protest against the leadership of the country of Algeria has appointed of old and weak President Abdelaziz Bouteflika, a new government.

Prime Minister, the 59-year-old Noureddine Bedoui, as the Algerian state news Agency APS reported on Sunday evening. The Cabinet consists of 27 Ministers. Six of them belonged to the old government, who had resigned after the protests in the North African country.

Bedoui had promised in mid-March, a government of technocrats, in all parts of the political spectrum should be represented. Many politicians refused, however, to enter the government. The protests were also directed against his appointment as head of government.

In Algeria, it is for weeks to protests against Bouteflika and the country’s leadership. Only on Friday in Algeria, hundreds of thousands went to many places on the road. They demand a resignation of Bouteflika’s and the political Elite.

The 82-year-old head of state for 20 years, but since a stroke in 2013, in a wheelchair and can barely speak. After the protests, he had omitted the first of a planned candidacy at the next presidential election. At the same time, he postponed the vote and extended his term indefinitely. Actually, this runs on the 28. April.

The influential military moves away now from Bouteflika. Chief of staff Ahmed Gaid Salah called on the constitutional court and the Parliament to activate article 102 of the Constitution. Thus, the President can be explained due to health reasons for amtsunfähig and stripped. Salah retains in the new government from his office, and remains Vice-Minister of defense.


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Teodora Torrendo is an investigative journalist and is a correspondent for European Union. She is based in Zurich in Switzerland and her field of work include covering human rights violations which take place in the various countries in and outside Europe. She also reports about the political situation in European Union. She has worked with some reputed companies in Europe and is currently contributing to USA News as a freelance journalist. As someone who has a Masters’ degree in Human Rights she also delivers lectures on Intercultural Management to students of Human Rights. She is also an authority on the Arab world politics and their diversity.


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