Mouloud Hamrouche

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Mouloud Hamrouch
مولود حمروش
Head of government of Algeria
In office
9 September 1989 – 5 June 1991
Preceded by Kasdi Merbah
Succeeded by Sid Ahmed Ghozali
Personal details
Born 3 January 1943
Constantine, Algeria
Political party National Liberation Front

Mouloud Hamrouche (Arabic: مولود حمروش‎) (born 3 January 1943 in Constantine, Algeria) was the head of government of Algeria from 5 September 1989 to 5 June 1991. He was born in Constantine, Algeria. He was a leading member of the FLN. However, after serving as head of government of Algeria he became involved in serious disputes with other party leaders who he said were too close to the army. He ran unsuccessfully as an independent in the 1999 presidential elections.

As prime minister in early 1991, he attempted to limit the power of the military and security forces and was for that reason forced from power in June.[1]

A decade after the military dictatorship had denied the FIS its electoral victory, Hamrouche sympathetically described the events of 1991 as a period with its excesses necessary for a people who had just been "liberated" after "being prevented from speaking for 30 years."[2]


  1. ^ Devoluy, Pierre (1994). La poudriere algerienne. France: Pluriel. pp. 39–40.
  2. ^ Mellah, Salima. "Le mouvement islamiste algérien entre autonomie et manipulation Dossier n 19" (PDF). Comité Justice pour l'Algérie. Retrieved 25 August 2012.

External links

  • (in French) Hamrouche Comity
Political offices
Preceded by
Kasdi Merbah
Head of government of Algeria
Succeeded by
Sid Ahmed Ghozali

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