Algerian President Sacks Minister Who Rejected to Give Up French Nationality

Algerian President Abdelmajid Tebboune sacked minister delegate to the prime minister responsible for Algerians abroad Samir Chaabna after the latter rejected to give up his dual French-Algerian nationality.  

“The presidency of the republic has cancelled the appointment Chaabna as delegate minister in charge of the Algerian community abroad, and he, therefore, is no longer in the current government formation,” the premiership announced in a statement.

According to the constitution and the code classifying the rules for holding senior responsibilities, any Algerian national holding a second nationality cannot assume high public responsibilities.

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