Algeria’s Abdelkader Bensalah named interim president

Algeria’s parliament has appointed the speaker of its upper house, Abdelkader Bensalah, to succeed former President Abdelaziz Bouteflika as the country’s interim leader. Bouteflika, in power for 20 years, resigned last week following a series of huge anti-government protests. Bensalah will lead the country during a transition period in the run-up to a presidential election. […]