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List of heads of state of Algeria

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This is a list of heads of state of Algeria since the formation of the Provisional Government of the Algerian Republic (GPRA) in exile in Cairo, Egypt in 1958 during the Algerian War, through independence in 1962, to the present day.

A total of five people have served as President of Algeria (not counting two Presidents of the GPRA and four interim heads of state). Additionally, two persons, Houari Boumédiène and Liamine Zéroual, have served both as interim head of state and as President of Algeria.


Political parties
Other factions
  •  Denotes Acting Heads of State


No. Name
Portrait Elected Term of office Political party
Ferhat Abbas
فرحات عباس

President of the Provisional Government of the Algerian Republic

Ferhat Abbas - algerischer Staatspräsident.jpg 19 September 1958 9 August 1961 National Liberation Front
Benyoucef Benkhedda
بن يوسف بن خدة

President of the Provisional Government of the Algerian Republic

Benkhedda 19march62.jpg 9 August 1961 27 September 1962 National Liberation Front
Abderrahmane Farès
عبدالرحمن فارس

Chairman of the Provisional Executive

Abderrahmane Farès.jpg 13 April 1962 25 September 1962 National Liberation Front
Ferhat Abbas
فرحات عباس

President of the National Constituent Assembly

Ferhat Abbas - algerischer Staatspräsident.jpg 25 September 1962 15 September 1963 National Liberation Front
1 Ahmed Ben Bella
أحمد بن بلّة

President of the Republic

Benbella.jpg 1963 15 September 1963 19 June 1965
National Liberation Front
Revolutionary Council
Chairman: Colonel Houari Boumédiène
Houari Boumediene's Portrait.jpg 19 June 1965 10 December 1976 Military
2 Houari Boumédiène
هواري بومدين

President of the Republic

Houari Boumediene's Portrait.jpg 1976 10 December 1976 27 December 1978
(died in office.)
National Liberation Front
Rabah Bitat
رابح بيطاط

Acting Head of State

Rabah Bitat.jpg 27 December 1978 9 February 1979 National Liberation Front
3 Chadli Bendjedid
شاذلي بن جديد

President of the Republic

Chadli Bendjedid 1979.jpg 1979
9 February 1979 11 January 1992
National Liberation Front
Abdelmalek Benhabyles
عبد المالك بن حبيلس

Chairman of the Constitutional Council

Abdelmalek Benhabylès.png 11 January 1992 14 January 1992 National Liberation Front
4 Mohamed Boudiaf
محمد بوضياف

Chairman of the High Council of State

Le jeun Mohamed Boudiaf.jpg 14 January 1992 29 June 1992
Party of the Socialist Revolution
5 Ali Kafi
علي حسين كافي

Chairman of the High Council of State

Ali Kafi.JPG 2 July 1992 31 January 1994 National Liberation Front
6 Liamine Zéroual
اليمين زروال
(born 1941)
Liamine Zeroual.jpg 1995 31 January 1994
State President
27 November 1995
President of the Republic
27 April 1999 Independent
7 Abdelaziz Bouteflika
عبد العزيز بوتفليقة

President of the Republic

Bouteflika (Algiers, Feb 2006).jpeg 1999
27 April 1999 2 April 2019
National Liberation Front
Abdelkader Bensalah
عبد القـادر بن صالح

Acting Head of State

Abdelkader Bensalah 18th Summit of Non-Aligned Movement in Baku (cropped).jpg 9 April 2019 19 December 2019 National Rally for Democracy
8 Abdelmadjid Tebboune
عبد المجيد تبون

(born 1945)
President of the Republic

Абдельмаджид Теббун (06-11-2021).jpg 2019 19 December 2019 Incumbent National Liberation Front

For details of the post of President of Algeria see: President of Algeria


Abdelmadjid TebbouneAbdelkader BensalahAbdelaziz BouteflikaLiamine ZéroualAli KafiMohamed BoudiafAbdelmalek BenhabylesChadli BendjedidRabah BitatHouari BoumédièneRevolutionary Council (Algeria)Ahmed Ben BellaAbderrahmane FarèsBenyoucef BenkheddaFerhat Abbas

See also

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