Abdelkader Bensalah was appointed interim president following the resignation of Abdelaziz Bouteflika after weeks of mass protests.
Algerian President Abdelaziz Bouteflika
Since February 22, Algeria has been rocked by huge and overwhelmingly peaceful protests against the regime of President Abdelaziz Bouteflika.
The epicentre of this movement has been the city of Algiers. There have been large protests every Friday, to which the police have had to take a conciliatory attitude because of their sheer size, despite street protests being illegal in the capital.