Boualem Boualem, President Tebboune's super-advisor
The presidential legal advisor's influence over Abdelmadjid Tebboune appears to be growing, to the point of being considered as one of his strategists.
Since his election as president in December 2019, Abdelmadjid Tebboune has sought to add fresh young faces to his team, including relative outsiders to the world of politics. But two years on, his office is smaller than ever and he only has a handful of loyal staffers to rely on.
The next Mediterranean Games, to be held in Oran, have already been postponed because of COVID by one year to June 2022, and President Tebboune is pushing to move things forward. The organising committee has already attributed the drug testing bid but there is much left to do.