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M. Abdelaziz Bouteflika
M. Abdelaziz Bouteflika

Algeria

M. Abdelaziz Bouteflika became the president of Algeria in 1999. Bouteflika has been married to Amal Triki a daughter of an ex-diplomat (Yahia Triki).


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Created: 10th Mar 2008
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Professional Information
Professional Areas:
Administration
Employer:
Goverment of Algeria
Position:
President

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M. Abdelaziz Bouteflika became the president of Algeria in 1999. Bouteflika has been married to Amal Triki a daughter of an ex-diplomat (Yahia Triki). Bouteflika has no children. He was born March 2, 1937 in Morrocco. Bouteflika lived and attended school in Morrocco until he joined the Front de Liberation Nationale (FLN) in 1956 at the age of 19. Bouteflika started the FLN as a controller. His duties included checking the situation and reporting the happenings around the Morrocan border area and in West Algeria. Later Bouteflika became the administrative secretary of Houari Boumediene. After Algeria's independence in 1962, Bouteflika became deputy of Tlemcen in the Constituent Assembly and Minister for Youth and Sport in the government. The following year Bouteflika was appointed minister of Foriegn Affairs and remained in this positiion until the death of Houari Boumediene in 1978. Bouteflika was considered very close to Boumediene. In 1983 Bouteflika left Algeria and stayed in the United Arab Emirates, France and Switzerland. After six years abroad Bouteflika returned to Algeria and rejoined the Central Committee of FLN in 1989.


In January 1994 Bouteflika refused the Algerian Army's proposal for him to succeed the assassinated president, Mohamed Boudiaf. In 1999 Bouteflika ran for president as an independent candidate, with support form the military. According to the official count Bouteflika was elected with 74% of the votes.


Almost immediately, Bouteflika launched a five year economical plan for (2000-2004). This plan was called the Support Plan for Economic Recovery. The plan was a compilation of multiple sub-plans such as the National Plan for Agricultural Development, and other sub-plans that included the construction of social housing units, roads and other infrastructure projects. The Support Plan for Economic Recovery totaled $7 million in spending and produced satisfactory results. The Support Plan for Economic Recovery averaged higher than 5% annual growth rates with a peak of 6.3% in 2003. Bouteflika also implemented a fiscal reform which contributed to the economic revival.


M. Abdelaziz Bouteflika, has also been active internationally. Bouteflika presided over the African Union in 2000, and secured the Algiers peace Treaty between Eritrea and Ethiopia. Bouteflika also supported peace efforts in the African Great Lakes Region. In April of 2004 M. Abdelaziz Bouteflika was elected for a second term by 85% of the vote.

   

Biographical Information
M. Abdelaziz Bouteflika
(At a Glance)
Place of Origin: Algeria

M. Abdelaziz Bouteflika became the president of Algeria in 1999. Bouteflika has been married to Amal Triki a daughter of an ex-diplomat (Yahia Triki). Bouteflika has no children. He was born March 2, 1937 in Morrocco. Bouteflika lived and attended school in Morrocco until he joined the Front de Liberation Nationale (FLN) in 1956 at the age of 19. Bouteflika started the FLN as a controller. His duties included checking the situation and reporting the happenings around the Morrocan border area and in West Algeria. Later Bouteflika became the administrative secretary of Houari Boumediene. After Algeria's independence in 1962, Bouteflika became deputy of Tlemcen in the Constituent Assembly and Minister for Youth and Sport in the government. The following year Bouteflika was appointed minister of Foriegn Affairs and remained in this positiion until the death of Houari Boumediene in 1978. Bouteflika was considered very close to Boumediene. In 1983 Bouteflika left Algeria and stayed in the United Arab Emirates, France and Switzerland. After six years abroad Bouteflika returned to Algeria and rejoined the Central Committee of FLN in 1989.


In January 1994 Bouteflika refused the Algerian Army's proposal for him to succeed the assassinated president, Mohamed Boudiaf. In 1999 Bouteflika ran for president as an independent candidate, with support form the military. According to the official count Bouteflika was elected with 74% of the votes.


Almost immediately, Bouteflika launched a five year economical plan for (2000-2004). This plan was called the Support Plan for Economic Recovery. The plan was a compilation of multiple sub-plans such as the National Plan for Agricultural Development, and other sub-plans that included the construction of social housing units, roads and other infrastructure projects. The Support Plan for Economic Recovery totaled $7 million in spending and produced satisfactory results. The Support Plan for Economic Recovery averaged higher than 5% annual growth rates with a peak of 6.3% in 2003. Bouteflika also implemented a fiscal reform which contributed to the economic revival.


M. Abdelaziz Bouteflika, has also been active internationally. Bouteflika presided over the African Union in 2000, and secured the Algiers peace Treaty between Eritrea and Ethiopia. Bouteflika also supported peace efforts in the African Great Lakes Region. In April of 2004 M. Abdelaziz Bouteflika was elected for a second term by 85% of the vote.







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