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President Tebboune confirms continuing political discussions to reach “consensus Constitution”

Published on : Thursday, 23 January 2020 19:28   Read : 2 time(s)
President Tebboune confirms continuing political discussions to reach “consensus Constitution”

ALGIERS- The political discussions undertaken few days ago will continue for an indeterminate period, affirmed President of the Republic Abdelmadjid Tebboune, pointing out that this aims to reach a “consensus Constitution” whose draft will be put to a popular referendum.

“The discussions will continue and the date for their closure is not fixed,” he said in a meeting with the managers of national public and private media in which he broached several national and international issues.

According to the Head of State, “Everyone’s opinion will be taken into account concerning the methodology to be followed.”

These opinions, he added, “could help drawing up the last version of the Constitution and the opportunity will be given to other personalities.”

He underlined that even if “the Constitution affects all the society, its drawing up must be entrusted to specialists in constitutional law.”

“(…) We will make other amendments and changes until we reach a consensus Constitution,” he said.


See also: Constitution amendment: Expert committee’s conclusions to serve as basis for broader consultations


Underlining that the current Constitution “has shown its limits,” President Tebboune dubbed “imperative” its revision to “ward off the specter of crises in the future.”

He affirmed that “this Constitution will mark the beginning of the fundamental phase.” 

“(..) The Constitution will be put to a referendum, which means that all the Algerians will express their opinion and that it won’t be at all a tailor-made Constitution for a president, a clan or a mode of governance,” he affirmed.

President of the Republic affirmed that all the personalities, that he has met so far, were in “favor of the amendment of the Constitution” and that they “are afraid, like citizens, that it will be a tailor-made revision.”

In his reply to a question on the participation of former president of the Republic Liamine Zeroual in this consultation, President Tebboune said that he is in a constant contact with him, underlining that he “is ready to meet him at the Presidency’s headquarters or at his home,” affirming that “discussions with him will be beneficial.”

 

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President Tebboune reiterated his commitment to continuing the fight against corruption and working for the recovery of public funds diverted abroad

“We will continue the fight against corruption relentlessly,” he affirmed, adding that the measures of the fight against corruption could include “setting up of surveillance cameras everywhere, such Customs, Police stations and People’s communal assemblies.”

“We are waiting for the justice’ go-ahead to the recover the diverted funds,” he added.


See also: 2019, year of fight against corruption par excellence


 

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President Tebboune confirms continuing political discussions to reach “consensus Constitution”