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Mourad Medelci

Mourad Medelci

Algerian politician
The basics
Quick Facts
Intro Algerian politician
A.K.A. Medelci
Countries Algeria
Occupations Diplomat Politician
Gender male
Birth 30 April 1943 (Tlemcen)
Death 28 January 2019 (Algiers)
Star sign Taurus
Politics Balad
Education University of Algiers
The details

Mourad Medelci (Arabic: مراد مدلسي‎; born 30 April 1943) is an Algerian politician who served in the government of Algeria as Minister of Foreign Affairs from 2007 to 2013. He has been President of the Constitutional Council of Algeria since 2013.

Early life

Born in Tlemcen on 30 April 1943, Medelci studied economics at the University of Algiers, receiving his bachelor's degree in 1966 and master's degree in 1968. From 1970 to 1980 he worked in the private sector before entering public service as Secretary-General of the Ministry of Trade in 1980. He is married with five children.

Political career

Medelci was Minister of Trade from 1988 to 1989 and Deputy Minister for the Budget from 1990 to 1991. He was again Minister of Trade from 1999 to 2001, then Minister of Finance from 2001 to 2002. From 2002 to May 2005 he was Adviser to the President, Abdelaziz Bouteflika. In May 2005 he became Minister of Finance again, serving in that position until he became Minister of State for Foreign Affairs on 4 June 2007.

After serving more than six years as Foreign Minister, Medelci was replaced by Ramtane Lamamra in the government named on 11 September 2013. President Bouteflika instead appointed Medelci as President of the Constitutional Council on 15 September 2013. Medelci replaced Tayeb Belaiz, who had been appointed to the government as Minister of the Interior.

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