ALGIERS-Head of State Abdelkader Bensalah urged on Thursday the political class, civil society and national figures to adopt a "comprehensive dialogue" to "reach consensus" and break the political crisis.
In a speech addressed to the nation, Bensalah urged the political class, civil society and national figures "to adopt a comprehensive dialogue, contribute to establishing the intended consensus and to provide the necessary conditions for harmoniousand peaceful presidential elections.
In his previous speeches, the Head of State renewed his commitment to ensuring "fair, free and transparent elections as required by our people.”
This new step "is indeed a valuable opportunity to consolidate confidence, mobilize national forces and build a broad consensus on all the legislative, regulatory and structural aspects related to elections, ” he added.
"Algeria needs reforms and new aspirations in the political, economic and social spheres, as clearly and peacefully expressed by our people," said Bensalah adding that “the country is going to face many other challenges which require mobilization of all domestic forces.”
Efficient, rational solution lies in presidential elections within acceptable terms.
"Only a democratically elected president of the Republic has the confidence and legitimacy to launch these reforms and address the challenges facing our nation," he said, noting that the efficient and rational solution to the country's crisis lies in presidential elections within acceptable terms.
Bensalah called, once again, all the concerned parties to contribute to establishing the expected consensus and to giving priority to debates and demands of the people.
He also urged all those who love their country, those who are loyal to it and those who reject all forms of exclusion and adventure to spare no effort to ensure fair and transparent presidential elections in a competitive environment.
Thursday, 06 June 2019