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Algeria president replaces PM Sellal in wake of polls

AFP , Wednesday 24 May 2017
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Algerian President Abdelaziz Bouteflika on Wednesday appointed a new prime minister, replacing his confidant Abdelmalek Sellal with housing minister Abdelmadjid Tebboune in the wake of parliamentary elections.

The president's office, quoted by national news agency APS, said the move came after Sellal submitted his government's resignation to Bouteflika following the sitting of a new national assembly on Tuesday.

In parliamentary elections on May 4, Bouteflika's National Liberation Front (FLN) and its ruling coalition won a clear majority, amid public disillusionment over a tepid economy and allegations of political corruption.

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