Appointed last week as prime minister to replace Abdeaziz Djerad, Ayman Benabderrahmane, who was finance minister in the previous government, will remain in charge of finance, while Mohamed Arkab keeps his job as energy minister.
While the government seeks to reassert legitimacy through elections after two years of unrest, the popular protest movement sees the ballot box as a symbol of the regime.
Algerian President Abdelmadjid Tebboune announces a government reshuffle and orders the release of 60 detainees of a protest movement that forced his predecessor from power.
Granting himself unparalleled sweeping powers, Tebboune’s new constitution promises an entrenched state that cuts off the public’s legal avenues for change not in line with the executive’s wishes.
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