President Tebboune: Constitutional revision project ensures fair, regular elections

APS - 06 September 2020

ALGIERS- President of the Republic, Abdelmadjid Tebboune, said Sunday that the draft constitutional amendment ensures "fair and regular elections."

Speaking at the Council of Ministers meeting, President Abdelmadjid Tebboune noted that "the draft constitutional revision provides all the guarantees for the regularity and fairness of elections, both through the constitutionalization of the Independent National Authority for Elections, and through a strict codification of political financing, with a view to preserving the freedom of the popular will and equal opportunities for voting."

"It is essential to proceed, beforehand, to a constitutional revision, because it is inconceivable to renew the elected bodies with laws rejected by the people," said President Tebboune, adding that "the application of this constitutional amendment, if it were to be supported by the people, will require the adjustment of a number of laws, through the comprehensive reform of the state and the rehabilitation of its institutions and authority."

"The project is in line with the requirements of building a modern state and meets the demands of the authentic, blessed popular movement (Hirak)," added the President of the Republic, expressing his commitment to ensuring that "the Constitution, in its new version, is the most widely consensual throughout its development, allowing the various bangs of society and opinion makers to debate for more than four months, despite the health crisis that the country is going through.

President Tebboune also recalled that "the electoral promises are sincere commitments and far from any quest for details and formalities to the detriment of fundamental issues inherent in the perennial foundations of the State."

"What is made public from the anti-corruption trials, which is among the reasons for the decadence of the countries, represents the level of moral decay and the depth of the harm done to the institutions of the Nation and its wealth, but also a fundamental crisis of confidence between rulers and ruled," said the President of the Republic.

Therefore, "the resolution of this crisis is a sine qua non condition for the construction of a new Algeria where no one will be protected by his immunity, nor by his influence," added President Tebboune.

"One will only be protected by honesty in speech, dedication in action, a permanent attachment to creativity and self-denial, so that every citizen, especially the young, perceives change and knows that the State is truly at the service of the citizen, " concluded President of the Republic, Abdelmadjid Tebboune.