March 11, 2019 / 6:33 PM / 3 months ago

Noureddine Bedoui is Algeria's new prime minister - Ennahar tv

FILE PHOTO: Interior Minister Noureddine Bedoui speaks during a news conference as he announces the parliamentary election results, in Algiers, Algeria May 5, 2017. REUTERS/ Zohra Bensemra/File Photo

Algiers (Reuters) - Noureddine Bedoui has been appointed Algeria’s new prime minister, Ennahar TV reported on Monday.

Ramtane Lamamra, who was Bouteflika’s diplomatic advisor, was appointed deputy prime minister, it said. Bedoui had served as interior minister.

Algerian Prime Minister Ahmed Ouyahia resigned as President Abdelaziz Bouteflika announced he would not run for a fifth term.

Reporting by Algiers bureau, writing by Nayera Abdallah, editing by Angus MacSwan

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