President makes sweeping Cabinet changes


President Abdelaziz Bouteflika has carried out a wide-ranging Cabinet reshuffle. No explanation was given for the changes but the country is currently suffering from the fall in oil prices and a series of corruption trials which have damaged the government.

The new appointments include the Finance, Energy, Interior, Transport, Culture, Telecommunications, Higher Education and Public Works portfolios.

The full list of the new Cabinet derived from various sources is as follows:

Abdelmalek Sellal; Prime Minister

Lieutenant General Corps Ahmed Gaïd Salah; Deputy Minister of National Defence; Chief of Staff of the National Popular Army

Nouredine Bedoui; Minister of Interior and Local Government

Ramtane Lamamra; Foreign Minister

Tayeb Louh; Minister of Justice and Keeper of the Seals

Abdourhamane Benkhelfa; Minister of Finance

Abdelkader Messahel; Minister for Maghreb, African Affairs and International Cooperation

Abdessalem Bouchouareb; Minister of Industry and Mines

Salah Khebri; Minister of Energy

Tayeb Zitouni; Minister of Mojahedin

Mohamed Aïssa; Minister of Religious Affairs and Endowments

Amara Benyounès; Minister of Commerce

Amar Ghoul; Minister of Planning; Tourism and Handicrafts

Abdelkader Kadi; Minister of Agriculture and Rural Development

Abdelouahab Nouri; Minister of Water Resources and Environment

Abdelmajid Tebboune; Minister of Housing, Urban Development and the City

Abdelkader Ouali; Minister of Public Works

Boudjema Talai; Minister of Transport

Nouria Benghebrit; Minister of Education

Tahar Hadjar; Minister of Higher Education and Scientific Research

Mohamed Mebarki; Minister of Training and Education Professionals

Mohamed El Ghazi; Minister of Labour, Employment and Social Security

Azzedine Mihoubi; Minister of Culture

Mounia Meslem; Minister of National Solidarity, Family and the Status of Women

Tahar Khaoua; Minister of Relations with Parliament

Abdelmalek Boudiaf; Minister of Health, Population and Hospital Reform

Abdelkader Khomri; Minister of Youth and Sports

Hamid Grime; Minister of Communication

Iman Houda Feraoun; Minister of Post; Information Technologies and Communication

Sid Ahmed Ferroukhi; Minister of Fisheries and Marine Resources

Hadji Baba Ammi; Minister Delegate to the Minister of Finance, in charge of Budget and Planning

Aïcha Tagabou Minister Delegate to the Minister of Spatial Planning, Tourism and Handicrafts; in charge of Crafts

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