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Referendum on amended constitution: calls for massive voting turnout

Published on : Tuesday, 27 October 2020 12:11   Read : 0 time(s)
Referendum on amended constitution: calls for massive voting turnout

 

ALGIERS- The officials holding meetings and activities as part of the campaign on the draft amendment to the Constitution, which will be put to a referendum on November 1, insisted on Monday, two days before the end of this campaign, on massive turnout, affirming that the future Constitution will lay the foundations of the new Algeria and will promote its political, economic and social renewal.

Secretary General of the General Union of Algerian Workers (UGTA), Salim Labatcha, told in Mascara that the proposed constitutional amendment contains mechanisms to "build a prosperous economy".

"The provisions contained in the draft constitutional amendment, in particular those related to the separation of powers, the strengthening of anti-corruption mechanisms and the establishment of control bodies enjoying wide prerogatives, meet the conditions for the building of a prosperous national economy based on healthy competition, the rule of law and the general interest," said Labatcha during a meeting attended by union executives and workers.

President of the El Islah movement, Filali Ghouini, welcomed, during a meeting in Algiers, that the proposed amendment to the Constitution "preserves the elements of national identity - through its preamble and articles - from any infringement or misinterpretation."

Interim president of the Freedom and Justice Party (PLJ), Djamel Ben Ziadi said from Tébessa, that the draft amendment of the Constitution, which “provisions are clear is better than all the previous Constitutions of Algeria." If adopted, it will allow the "building of a new Algeria in line with the aspirations of its people." 

Several representatives of civil society expressed support to the document submitted to the popular referendum. President of the National Coordination of Civil Society Abdelhafid Bessalah, affirmed in Annaba that the vote in favor of the draft amendment of the Constitution "will protect" Algeria against all dangers and "will deny those who question the will for change".

"Algerians, who commemorate the anniversary of the outbreak of the National Liberation War, must respond to the call of the homeland (by fulfilling their duty) as the generation of November responded to the call to liberate Algeria from colonial rule," declared Bessalah, considering that the project is able" to establish the foundations of an Algeria where the dignity of citizens will be preserved and the potentialities of all his children will be exploited to build a secure and promising future."

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Referendum on amended constitution: calls for massive voting turnout

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