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Abbas, Ferhat

Born: 1899 AD
Died: 1985 AD, at 86 years of age.

Nationality: Algerian
Categories: Political Leader, Presidents


1899 - Born on the 24th of October in Taher, Algeria.

1962 - He
acted in a provisional capacity as the country's first President after independence.

1943 - He became disillusioned with France when his hopes were not realized and turned to nationalism

               issuing the Manifesto of the Algerian people.

1946 - He formed the nationalist Democratic Union of the Algerian Manifesto.

1955 - He joined the National Liberation Front in September.

1962 - He became President of the constitutional assembly on the 25th of September.

1964 - He resigned in protest at the National Liberation Front.

        - He was placed under house arrest.

1976 - He was again placed under house arrest, after signing a statement opposing the country's powerful

              military-backed President, Col. Houari Boumeddiene.

1984 - He received official recognition in the form of a state decoration, the Medal of Resistance on 30th of


1985 - He died on the 23rd of December.


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