NARCO CLOSEHOLD: Algeria's New Prime Minister

Thursday, July 1, 2021

By Geoff D. Porter

Algeria has a new prime minister. On 30 June 2021, President Abdelmadjid Tebboune appointed former Finance Minister and Central Bank Governor Aymen Benabderrahmane to succeed Abdelaziz Djerad.

Benabderrahmane’s appointment was something of a surprise. But only something, because while he was not on anyone’s shortlist, every Algeria analyst knows that the candidate that ultimately gets tapped for the job is never on anyone’s shortlist

There are a couple of interesting aspects to Benabderrahmane’s appointment.

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