Presidential election candidates to participate in first televised debate on Friday

APS - 02 December 2019

ALGIERS – The televised debate of the five candidates running for December 12th Presidential Election will take place next Friday, announced Monday the National Independent Authority for Elections (ANIE).

In a statement to the press, the ANIE information officer Ali Draa said that the televised debate of the candidates will take place next Friday, noting that the details of the debate (time, duration, transmission and the animators) would be revealed later.

The decision on the debate organization was made by the president of ANIE, Mohamed Charfi. All the candidates agreed to participate. ANIE member Rachid Berdane said on Sunday that the preparation of the televised debate "is underway", adding that "these debates allow citizens to know more closely the electoral programs of each candidate."