ALGIERS- President of the Republic Abdelaziz Bouteflika has appointed, on Sunday, Tayeb Belaiz head of the Constitutional Council, replacing late Mourad Medelci.
Mr. Bélaïz had already held this position before being appointed, between 2013 and 2015, Minister of the Interior and Local Authorities.
Born on 21 August 1948 in Maghnia (Tlemcen), Mr. Bélaïz began his professional career in the foreign service of the Ministry of the Interior, before joining the justice sector as a magistrate for 25 years, then president of the Court of Oran and Sidi Bel Abbès as well as adviser to the Supreme Court.
In 2002, Mr. Bélaïz was appointed Minister of Employment and National Solidarity, and in 2003, Minister of Justice.
Before this appointment at the head of the Constitutional Council, he held the post of Minister of State, special adviser to the President of the Republic.