Death of Former Head of State Bensalah: Flags at half-mast for three days

ALGIERS- The former Algerian Head of State Abdelkader Bensalah died, on Wednesday dawn, at the age of 80 following a long illness.

0
122

ALGIERS- The former Algerian Head of State Abdelkader Bensalah died, on Wednesday dawn, at the age of 79 following a long illness.

His death came less than a week after the death of the country’s former president, Abdelaziz Bouteflika.

The Presidency of the Republic said, in a statement, that the funeral of the late Bensalah will take place Thursday, Sept. 23.

To this end, President of the Republic Abdelmadjid Tebboune has ordered flags to be flown at half-mast throughout the country for three days, starting from today, Wednesday, according to a communiqué issued, today, by the Presidency of the Republic.

Born November 24, 1941 in Fellaoucene, Tlemcen, Abdelkader Bensalah held several senior positions. He chaired the National Transitional Council and the People’s National Assembly (APN) from 1994 to 2002.

Appreciated by the former Presidents of the Republic, Liamine Zeroual and the late Abdelaziz Bouteflika, he held the position of the Speaker of the Council of the Nation from 2002 to 2019. In April (2019), he became Head of State after Bouteflika’s resignation.

Abdelkader Bensalah made his final public appearance in the last legislative elections while fulfilling his duty.

Rest in Peace……. To Allah we belong and to him we shall return………..

LEAVE A REPLY

Please enter your comment!
Please enter your name here