Ferhat Abbas

Aug 24, 1899 - Dec 24, 1985

Ferhat Abbas was an Algerian politician who acted in a provisional capacity as the then yet-to-become independent country's Prime Minister from 1958 to 1961, as well as the first President of the National Assembly and the first acting Chief of State after independence. His political views evolved from pro-French collaboration to those of a revolutionary nationalist, over a period of approximately twenty years.
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