Abdelkader Taleb Oumar
(عبد القادر طالب عمر) is the current Prime Minister
of the self-declared Sahrawi Arab Democratic Republic
(SADR), in the framework of the government-in-exile proclaimed by the Polisario Front
. He was named to that post by SADR president Mohamed Abdelaziz
, following the XI General Popular Congress held in Tifariti
on October 29, 2003.
Oumar is a Polisario Front veteran who has lived in exile in Tindouf, Algeria since 1975. He has held ministerial posts in several previous governments, served as speaker of the Sahrawi National Council (the exile parliament) in 1999-2003, and before that as wali, or mayor, of the Smara refugee camp in Tindouf.