Today, Thursday, Algerian President-elect Abdel Majid Taboun was sworn in as the new president of Algeria for a five-year term, a week after he won the presidential elections from the first round.
The inauguration ceremony took place at the Palace of Congresses in the capital, and Tabun (74 years) took the oath before the President of the Constitutional Council.
The ceremony was attended by a crowd of Algerian officials, including interim President Abdelkader Bensalah, Prime Minister Noureddine Badouri, Deputy Minister of Defense, Army Chief of Staff Lt. Gen. Ahmed Qaid Saleh, and candidates for the presidential elections. Foreign delegations also attended.
Taboon won more than 58% of the votes, and succeeds the interim president, Abdel Qader Bin Saleh, who took the presidency after the resignation of President Abdelaziz Bouteflika on the second of last April because of the popular protests that reject his candidacy for a fifth presidential term.