During a meeting, held on Saturday night in El Bayadh, the candidate of the National Democratic Rally (RND), Azzedine Mihoubi denounced "the voices rising abroad", aiming to "destabilize Algeria and attack its institutions", in allusion to the resolution recently adopted by the European Parliament (EP).
Denouncing, once again, the European Parliament's interference in Algeria's internal affairs, while it continues to be silent vis-à-vis the 11 deaths and more than 4,000 injuries reported during the "yellow vest" demonstrations in France, independent candidate Abdelmadjid Tebboune called, from Ouargala, for massive participation in the presidential elections in order to "preserve the country from all threats.”
The President of Talaie El Hourriyet party, Ali Benflis said that "participation in the upcoming election is the only solution to resolve the crisis,” and wondered about the timing chosen by the European Parliament to interfere in Algeria's internal affairs.
In Biskra, El Motakbel Front candidate, Abdelaziz Belaid reiterated his categorical rejection of any foreign interference in Algeria's internal affairs, stressing that "the only solution for Algerians is the organization of the presidential election.”
"Algeria will not be able to move forward without this election," he insisted.
==Reviving agriculture: the other priority of candidates==
Furthermore, the candidates for the highest office of the State made of the revival of agriculture, an absolute priority, committing to take all the necessary measures to draft the best agricultural policy.
Hosting a rally in Biskra, the El Bina movement party president, the candidate Abdelkader Bengrina promised to lift all the constraints blocking agricultural investment in the South of the country and encourage land development.
The candidate criticized the excessive import permits for basic commodities, notably fruits and vegetables while local farmers who wish to invest face difficulties.
From El Bayadh, the candidate of the National Democratic Rally (RND) party said that his electoral program revolved around the development of the agricultural sector to boost the national economy.
The province of El Bayadh has the capacity to become "the real hub of the Algerian economy, with its vast farmlands which are insufficiently exploited."
The candidate Azzedine Mihoubi proposed to forge "partnerships with foreign companies and acquire new expertise in the exploitation of agricultural land."
In Mascara, the candidate said that agriculture constitutes the best alternative to hydrocarbons, recalling that his electoral program proposes "a sustainable development of the national economy and agriculture will be a vital sector".
In Jijel, the candidate Ali Benflis said that if elected he would restore farmlands to their real owners and create a ministerial department that will be responsible for this matter.
Candidate Abdelaziz Belaid believes that agriculture is "the best way to achieve food security and therefore economic independence."