Algerian President Abdelaziz Bouteflika fired Prime Minister Ali Benflis on Monday as part of a Cabinet shake-up. APS, Algeria's official news agency, quoted Benflis as saying he was not consulted before the decision.
Bouteflika has named Ahmed Ouyahia -- the previous prime minister and a close ally of the president -- as Benflis' replacement, The Associated Press reported. (Albawaba.com)
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