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April 17, 1999 | From Times Wire Reports
Protests broke out in the Algerian capital and two other cities Friday after army favorite Abdelaziz Bouteflika was declared president in an election so besmirched by fraud charges that his six competitors quit the race. Clashes erupted in Algiers after the announcement that Bouteflika had won Thursday's election. Witnesses said police in full riot gear charged into hundreds of anti-Bouteflika demonstrators in the capital.
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August 27, 2000 | From Associated Press
Wrestling to end a civil insurgency that has killed thousands of people, Algerian President Abdelaziz Bouteflika faced a new challenge Saturday when his 8-month-old government resigned. The president accepted the collective resignation of his Cabinet after meeting with Prime Minister Ahmed Benbitour in the morning. He immediately charged close aide Ali Benflis with forming a new government, and later in the day Benflis unveiled his Cabinet.
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December 15, 1998 | Associated Press
The resignation of Prime Minister Ahmed Ouyahia, who was stymied by an Islamic insurgency and an economic crisis, opened the way Monday for a caretaker government in the run-up to an early presidential election next spring. During barely three years in power, Ouyahia managed to knock down inflation to about 5% annually, but unemployment remains at 30% and the Muslim uprising will be 7 years old next month.
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April 28, 1999 | From Times Wire Reports
Abdelaziz Bouteflika was sworn in as Algeria's new president, despite the protests of six rival candidates who withdrew from the election because of alleged voting fraud. Bouteflika, 63, promised to focus on ending Algeria's 7-year-old Islamic insurgency, which has left 75,000 people dead and led to international isolation. In a ceremony at the seaside Palais des Nations west of the capital, Algiers, Bouteflika also promised to fight corruption and work to develop the economy.
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December 21, 1990 | Reuters
Algerian President Chadli Bendjedid, resuming his search for an alternative to war in the Persian Gulf, will go to Rome today,then to Paris and Madrid on Saturday, the official news agency APS said.
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November 6, 1988 | From Times Wire Services
President Chadli Bendjedid on Saturday appointed a former military chief as Algeria's premier and asked him to form a new government to pursue wide-ranging economic reforms. Kasdi Merbah, 57, who is considered a technocrat, replaces Abdelhamid Brahimi as premier, according to a statement from the president's office.
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July 3, 1992 | RONE TEMPEST, TIMES STAFF WRITER
The Algerian military regime Thursday named a 64-year-old diplomat and leader of a war veterans' association as the new head of state to replace Mohammed Boudiaf, who was assassinated four days ago, apparently by an officer assigned to the presidential security guard.
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January 21, 1991 | Reuters
Palestine Liberation Organization leader Yasser Arafat arrived in Algiers on Sunday to discuss the Persian Gulf War with President Chadli Bendjedid, the official news agency APS said.
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September 10, 1989 | From Reuters
President Chadli Bendjedid on Saturday fired Prime Minister Kasdi Merbah and replaced him with a reformer to speed up the transition to multi-party democracy in Algeria. Bendjedid named Mouloud Hamrouche, 47, as prime minister and urged him to "lead to their conclusion, in a resolute fashion, the economic, political and social reforms."
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October 30, 1988 | United Press International
Algerian President Chadli Bendjedid on Saturday fired his chief lieutenant, Mohammed Sherif Mussaadia, evidently blaming him for riots that raged in the North African nation earlier this month, the official Algerian Press Service and diplomatic sources said. Mussaadia was called to "other functions," according to the dispatch from the state-run news agency, monitored in Abu Dhabi. It said Abdelhamid Mehri, recently named Algeria's ambassador to Morocco, would replace Mussaadia.
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April 17, 1999 | From Times Wire Reports
Protests broke out in the Algerian capital and two other cities Friday after army favorite Abdelaziz Bouteflika was declared president in an election so besmirched by fraud charges that his six competitors quit the race. Clashes erupted in Algiers after the announcement that Bouteflika had won Thursday's election. Witnesses said police in full riot gear charged into hundreds of anti-Bouteflika demonstrators in the capital.
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December 15, 1998 | Associated Press
The resignation of Prime Minister Ahmed Ouyahia, who was stymied by an Islamic insurgency and an economic crisis, opened the way Monday for a caretaker government in the run-up to an early presidential election next spring. During barely three years in power, Ouyahia managed to knock down inflation to about 5% annually, but unemployment remains at 30% and the Muslim uprising will be 7 years old next month.
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September 30, 1998 | From Times Wire Reports
Algeria's main ruling party urged President Liamine Zeroual to rescind his decision to step down, saying the violence-torn North African country needs his leadership to end six years of civil strife. The call by the leader of the National Democratic Rally, or RND, came as the chiefs of the 11 parties represented in parliament held talks to prepare for early presidential elections, planned for February.
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September 29, 1995 | Associated Press
A former Interior minister was shot and killed Thursday in an attack by unidentified gunmen in the capital, security forces said. Aboubakr Belkaid, 50, was shot as he crossed a city square downtown near the Casbah just after midday Thursday. As Algeria's Interior minister in the late 1980s, he was the head of the country's security forces and police, who have been the most frequent targets of attacks by Islamic militants.
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July 3, 1995 | From Times Staff and Wire Reports
Algerian President Liamine Zeroual has fired hard-line Interior Minister Abderrahmane Meziane-Cherif, a staunch opponent of Muslim militants waging a guerrilla war against the army-backed government. He was replaced by Mustapha Benmensour, the former governor of the eastern region of Annaba. Meziane-Cherif's ouster as Interior minister, a post with key responsibilities for fighting the militants, was the first major government reshuffle since the Algerian Cabinet was formed in February, 1994.
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June 19, 1994 | From Associated Press
The president of the Algerian Human Rights League, a critic of both sides in the nation's political violence, was assassinated Saturday at his office in central Algiers, police said. Witnesses said several men entered the office of Yousef Fathallah, 64, then escaped after one shot him with a silencer-equipped pistol. Police provided no information about the killers. There was no claim of responsibility. Fathallah, a retired lawyer, was elected head of the Human Rights League in 1991.
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April 28, 1999 | From Times Wire Reports
Abdelaziz Bouteflika was sworn in as Algeria's new president, despite the protests of six rival candidates who withdrew from the election because of alleged voting fraud. Bouteflika, 63, promised to focus on ending Algeria's 7-year-old Islamic insurgency, which has left 75,000 people dead and led to international isolation. In a ceremony at the seaside Palais des Nations west of the capital, Algiers, Bouteflika also promised to fight corruption and work to develop the economy.
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June 8, 1991 | JONATHAN C. RANDAL, THE WASHINGTON POST
Islamic fundamentalists ended a two-week general strike on Friday as they and the government backed away from further street violence of the kind that interrupted Algeria's experiment with multi-party democracy. Within hours of the announcement at Friday prayers by Abbasi Madani, leader of the Islamic Salvation Front (FIS), the removal of a water cannon, a bulldozer and hundreds of police from a key fundamentalist stronghold here showed an easing of tensions.
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July 9, 1992 | Associated Press
Prime Minister Sid Ahmed Ghozali resigned Wednesday and was replaced by a former industry minister who is expected to tackle the economic crisis seen as spurring the rise of Islamic fundamentalism. Belaid Abdesslam, who called for a "war economy" to pull Algeria out of its decline, is expected to take a more interventionist approach without abandoning the government's economic liberalization program.
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July 3, 1992 | RONE TEMPEST, TIMES STAFF WRITER
The Algerian military regime Thursday named a 64-year-old diplomat and leader of a war veterans' association as the new head of state to replace Mohammed Boudiaf, who was assassinated four days ago, apparently by an officer assigned to the presidential security guard.
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