Algeria announces new government with 27 members

Protest-hit Algerian President Abdelaziz Bouteflika on Sunday named a new government headed by recently appointed Noureddine Bedoui, a statement from the presidency said.

State television reported that army chief Ahmed Gaid Salah remained as deputy defence minister after calling for Bouteflika to step down, while deputy prime minister Ramtane Lamamra was not named in the new administration.

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