August 15, 2017 / 3:19 PM / a month ago

Algerian presidency brings Ahmed Ouyahia back as prime minister

Ahmed Ouyahia, leader of Rally for National Democracy (RND), gives a speech during a parliamentary election campaign in Algiers, Algeria April 29, 2017. REUTERS/Ramzi Boudina

ALGIERS (Reuters) - Algeria’s presidency has named Ahmed Ouyahia as prime minister, replacing Abdelmadjid Tebboune after just three months in the job, the president’s office said on Tuesday.

The statement from President Abdelaziz Bouteflika’s office gave no reason for the change. Ouyahia, 65, has already served three terms as prime minister and most recently was serving as Bouteflika’s chief of staff.

Reporting by Lamine Chikhi; Writing by Aidan Lewis; Editing by Robin Pomeroy

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