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Draft ordinance relating to organic law on electoral system adopted

Published on : Sunday, 07 March 2021 22:09   Read : 51 time(s)
Draft ordinance relating to organic law on electoral system adopted

ALGIERS-The Council of Ministers adopted Sunday during a meeting chaired by President of the Republic, Minister of the National Defence and Commander-in-chief of the Armed Forces, Abdelmadjid Tebboune, the draft ordinance relating to the organic law on the electoral system.  

After reviewing and approving the draft ordinance, presented by the Minister of Justice, Keeper of the Seals, the President of the Republic provided clarifications and guidelines in which he emphasized "the banning of

money, in all its forms, including dirty money, in the electoral process in implementation of the principle of equal opportunity between candidates.

In this respect, President Tebboune underlined "the need to rely on accountants accredited to the candidates' provinces to precisely control funding sources."

The President of the Republic further called to avoid exploiting the social conditions of citizens during the electoral campaigns while highlighting the need to review the age of young candidates and raising it to half

instead of one third. 

In the same context, the President of the Republic ordered to "increase the quota of young academics to a third in the electoral lists to support national skills and university graduates in all regions of the country," and

urged "to promote the representation of women in electoral lists, with parity and equality to abolish the quota system while taking into account the new administrative division in the distribution of electoral seats

locally and nationally, and the requirement of signatures for free candidates and political parties.

In an interview with national media officials earlier this month, President Tebboune, assured that the amended Electoral Law will "allow for the emergence of skills, but also the fight against the dirty money that still

proliferates in society," noting that the next elections "will not be similar to those of the past in any way."

This bill aims at "defining the fundamental principles and rules governing the electoral regime, achieving constitutional principles of independence and the impartiality of the National Independent Authority for Elections

(ANIE)."

 

 

 

 

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Draft ordinance relating to organic law on electoral system adopted

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