Currently alive, at 74 years of age.
1941 – He was born in Batna.
1957 – He participated in Algerian War.
1994 – On the 31st day of January of this year, he was appointed president of the High State Committee, effectively making him the president of Algeria.
1995 – He wins 61% of the votes with 76% of the electorate participating.
1996 – He received 85.9% of the popular votes and he had a democratic mandate to keep out all political groups that define themselves from religious and ethnic orientations.