According to the law, any citizen must enjoy “the algerian nationality exclusive” access to the highest functions of the State, including that of minister. This explains, therefore, that Samir Chaabna not remained the minister of the Diaspora and the time of a rose. Member of parliament for the foreign country, elected to office in the consular district of Marseille, he had been appointed on June 23, minister delegate in charge of national community abroad in the recent cabinet reshuffle.

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Decision cancelled due to the refusal to renounce the foreign nationality

According to local media, Samir Chaabna, Franco-Algerian, had accepted the portfolio, and assumed his functions. Problem : according to a press release from the Prime minister published Saturday, he had not declared his dual nationality. “It was requested that Mr. Samir Chaabna to comply with the provisions laid down by the law of January 10, 2017 (…) and to renounce his foreign nationality”, says the text. “In front of his refusal and the decision of the president of the Republic, Mr. Abdelmadjid Tebboune, his appointment, ( … ), has been cancelled.” End of the release : “therefore Mr. Samir Chaabna no longer part of the government”. The name of his successor is not yet known.

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