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