President Abdelmadjid Tebboune has terminated the functions of Prime Minister Aïmene Benabderrahmane, who assumed the position in July 2021, with no official explanation provided for his dismissal. Diplomat Nadir Larbaoui now leads the government, just one year before the scheduled presidential election in December 2024.
A seasoned diplomat, Nadir Larbaoui previously served as the head of the Algerian mission to the Arab League in Cairo and later as the permanent representative of Algeria to the United Nations. In March 2023, he was appointed as the Director of the Cabinet for President Abdelmadjid Tebboune.
The departure of Aïmene Benabderrahmane has not been officially explained. However, in September 2023, the outgoing Prime Minister received a vote of confidence from Parliament after presenting his annual report.
Media commentary suggests that Benabderrahmane’s dismissal may be linked to the government’s perceived inefficiency in executing certain economic and social projects and addressing the issue of illegal speculation in the food market.
Recently, President Tebboune appointed several advisors to the Presidency to monitor the on-the-ground implementation of his program.
Nadir Larbaoui becomes the third Prime Minister under President Tebboune’s leadership, succeeding Abdelaziz Djerad and Aïmene Benabderrahmane since January 2020.