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Chadli, Bendjedid (Bendjadid Chadli, Shadli ben Gadid)

Born: 1929 AD
Currently alive, at 85 years of age.

Nationality: Algerian
Categories: Politician

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1929 - He was born on the 14th of April at Bouteldja, near Annaba)

         - He was reported to have served in the French Army as a junior officer before defecting to the National Liberation Front (FLN) at the beginning of the Algerian War of Independence.

1964-1969 - He rose through the ranks, becoming head of the 2nd military region and Colonel.

1978-1979 - He was minister of defense from November to February and became president following the death of Houari Boumédiènne.

         - Bendjedid then called for and began to implement a transition towards multi-party democracy.


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