Abdelaziz Bouteflika

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Birthday
2, 1937
Birthplace
Oujda, Morocco
Birth Sign
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Birthday
2, 1937 (age 81)
Birthplace
Oujda, Morocco

About

Algerian president who presided over the end of the country's bloody civil war and quelled civil unrest. He first took office in 1999 and in 2012 he became the longest-serving President of Algeria.

Before Fame

He was in the government of a previous president but was forced out after a political power shift.

Trivia

One of his first acts as president was to make peace with the anti-government guerrilla fighters, offering them amnesty.

Family Life

He was born into a large family: four brothers and three half-sisters. He married Amal Triki in 1990; but they later divorced.

Associated With

His country has produced many notable people, including the iconic fashion designer Yves Saint Laurent