In a brief ceremony last night (Friday) in Algiers Mr Ben Bella was sworn in as Algeria's President.
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Background: In a brief ceremony last night (Friday) in Algiers Mr Ben Bella was sworn in as Algeria's President.
His election as the Republic's first President came after nationwide polls last weekend. Mr Ben Bella was the only candidate.
On Wednesday, Mr Ben Bella presented his new cabinet to the ruling FLN party political bureau. he remains as Prime Minister. Colonel Houari Bou Madian was re-appointed deputy Prime Minister and Defence Minister.
In his public speech immediately after his election Mr Ben Bella pledged assistance to African liberation movements "with arms".