Bouchraya Hammoudi Bayoun

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Bouchraya Hammoudi Bayoun
Bouchraya in 2012
Prime Minister of the Sahrawi Arab Democratic Republic
Assumed office
13 January 2020
PresidentBrahim Ghali
Preceded byMohamed Wali Akeik
In office
10 February 1999 – 29 October 2003
Preceded byMahfoud Ali Beiba
Succeeded byAbdelkader Taleb Omar
In office
19 September 1993 – 8 September 1995
Preceded byMahfoud Ali Beiba
Succeeded byMahfoud Ali Beiba
Sahrawi Ambassador to Algeria
In office
2016 – 17 March 2018
Prime MinisterAbdelkader Taleb Omar
Preceded byBrahim Gali
Succeeded byAbdelkader Taleb Omar
Minister for Economic Development and Commerce
In office
Prime MinisterMahfoud Ali Beiba
Succeeded byLarabas Said Joumani
Minister of Interior
In office
Prime MinisterBouchraya Hammoudi Bayoun
Succeeded byMohamed Lamin Dedi
Personal details
Born (1954-07-09) 9 July 1954 (age 69)[citation needed]
Dakhla, Spanish Sahara
Political partyPOLISARIO
Residence(s)Madrid,  Spain
Alma materUniversity of Havana, Cuba
OccupationDiplomat, Politician

Bouchraya Hammoudi Bayoun (in Arabic: بشرايا حمودي بيون, romanizedBušrāyā Ḥammūdī Bayūn; born 9 July 1954) is a Sahrawi politician and has been Prime Minister of the Sahrawi Arab Democratic Republic since 13 January 2020.[1] He was a former ambassador to Algeria, with a base in Algiers. He has been prime minister of the Sahrawi Republic twice.[2][3]


Bouchraya was born at Dakhla in 1954.[citation needed] He studied Economics at the University of Havana, Cuba. He speaks Hassaniya (a variety of Arabic) & Spanish. He has held various positions in the Sahrawi government in exile. He started off his political career as the Minister of Trade and Development, when the former education minister Mohamed Lamine Ould Ahmed became the Prime Minister in December 1985.[4][5]

He was selected as the Prime Minister in 1993 and served for a two-year term. He then served as the Economic Development & Trade Minister. He subsequently became the Prime Minister again between 1999 and 2003, during which he also served as the Minister of Interior.[6][7]

Bouchraya called for a renewed emphasis on United Nations Mission for the Referendum in Western Sahara's mandate during his second Prime Ministerial tenure and pledged to accept the outcome of a free referendum regardless of whether the popular opinion was for integrating with Morocco. He was also critical of the new king Mohammed VI of Morocco, who he claimed was violating the rights of the Sahrawi people.[8]

Bouchraya was appointed as the POLISARIO representative for Spain in 2008 replacing Brahim Ghali, who became the Sahrawi Republic ambassador in Algiers. When Brahim Ghali became the president of SADR, Bouchraya replaced him as the SADR representative at Algiers.[9][10][4][3]


  1. ^ "President of Republic appoints Boushraya Hamoudi Beyoune as Prime Minister". 13 January 2020. Archived from the original on 14 January 2020.
  2. ^ IBP Inc The Western Sahara A "Spy" Guide - Strategic Information and Developments, p. 30, at Google Books
  3. ^ a b "Finding a definitive solution to the Western Sahara Crisis" (in French). El Moudjahid. 19 November 2016. Archived from the original on 27 November 2016. Retrieved 27 November 2016.
  4. ^ a b Hamudi Bucharaya: "Marruecos se desinfla" Archived 17 September 2016 at the Wayback Machine Canarias7, 27 March 2009
  5. ^ Fernando Orgambides (29 December 1985). "El nuevo Gobierno de la RASD incluye a saharauis formados en España" (in Spanish). El País. Archived from the original on 3 March 2016. Retrieved 9 March 2013.
  6. ^ Taylor & Francis The Europa World Year: Kazakhstan - Zimbabwe, p. 2956, at Google Books
  7. ^ "The government is evaluating its activities over the past year and is implementing a program for the year 2000" (in French). SPS. 21 December 1999. Archived from the original on 20 November 2008. Retrieved 25 August 2010.
  8. ^ Andrew Borowiec Taming the Sahara: Tunisia Shows a Way While Others Falter, p. 37, at Google Books
  9. ^ "POLISARIO Front's new representative to Spain installed". SPS. 5 February 2008. Retrieved 25 August 2010.[permanent dead link]
  10. ^ "El Frente Polisario releva a su representante en España" (in Spanish). Libertad Digital. 1 January 2008. Archived from the original on 24 December 2013. Retrieved 11 November 2012.
Political offices
Preceded by Prime Minister of the Sahrawi Republic
Succeeded by
Preceded by Prime Minister of the Sahrawi Republic
Succeeded by