APS/ALGIERS- The speeches of the candidates for the presidential election of December 12th focused, on the fourth day of the electoral campaign, on the economic aspect, turning the debates towards ways to boost a struggling national economy.  

Thursday, 21 November 2019

ALGIERS- The Algiers Port Authority (EPAL) has recorded "a considerable increase" in the shipping and merchandise traffic handled during the 3rd quarter of 2019 compared to the same period of 2018, an official at EPAL told APS.

Thursday, 21 November 2019

ALGIERS-Head of State, Abdelkader Bensalah, on Thursday urged the people to mobilize for the success of the crucial election of December 12, which will be a national holiday.

"As we celebrate this glorious anniversary, I once again urge the Algerian people to make the next presidential election a national holiday that will bring the final blow to those who hide hatred and animosity from the children and grandchildren of the martyrs of the Revolution,” said Bensalah in a speech on the eve of the 65th anniversary of the outbreak of the 1st November 1954 Revolution.

Bensalah said he was aware that Algerians will block the way to those who seek to exploit the rules and principles of democracy.

The State "will face all attempts and manoeuvres and the people are called upon to be vigilant and prudent, and their loyal children must be prepared for malicious circles and their acts hostile to the country.”

Bensalah stated that "respect for and protection of fundamental rights and freedoms does not give anyone the right to use his or her freedom of expression and demonstration to violate the right of others to exercise their freedoms and express their will to participate in the elections. The supreme interest of the country implies the obligation to preserve public order, the law and State institutions, and to ensure the security and stability of the country.”

The Head of State also underlined the State's determination to give the people a voice in choosing, in all sovereignty and freedom, the one to whom the mission of establishing the new mode of governance will be entrusted.

Thursday, 31 October 2019

ALGIERS-Twenty-two (22) candidates for the next 12 December presidential election submitted their applications to the National Independent Authority for Elections (ANIE).  

The deadline to submit candidacy applications for the presidential election ended on Saturday 26 October 2019 at midnight, in accordance with Article 140 of the organic law on elections and the presidential decree convening the electorate.

Candidate of the National Democratic Rally (RND), Azzedine Mihoubi was the first to confirm his participation in this presidential election.

Mihoubi, who submitted his candidacy application on last Wednesday, said he “will present an ambitious and implementable programme to address citizens’ concerns.”

He was followed by President of El Bina movement, Abdelkader Bengrina, who submitted his candidacy application on Thursday.

“The next presidential election is a step towards meeting the Algerian people’s expectations and achieving the change sought by the popular movement (Hirak),” said Bengrina.

Chairman of the Algerian Rally (RA), Ali Zeghdoud preferred to wait for the last day to submit his application, as did former Premiers Abdelmadjid Tebboune and Ali Benflis.

According to Abdelmadjid Tebboune, the presidential election is a “new beginning” and the unique solution likely to enshrine the sovereignty of the people provided for in Articles 7 and 8, the application of which the Hirak has claimed.”

Former Head of Government and Chairman of Talaie El Houriyet party, Ali Benflis said that the organization of the presidential election “is the shortest, least risky and least costly path” for our country.

Al-Moustakel Front party Chairman, Abdelaziz Belaid confirmed his participation in the 12 December presidential election in the evening.

The Algerian people will assume their responsibility today" as "the arbiter” who “holds the solution,” said Belaid.

Habirat Abderrezak, another presidential candidate, filed his candidacy papers.

He assured that he “meets” all legal candidacy conditions and his candidacy was intended to be "an answer to the call of the country.”

Abbas Djamel, a university teacher and another presidential candidate, filed his candidacy papers on Saturday.

He urged Algerians to mobilize for the building of a better Algeria through “participation in the presidential election” scheduled for 12 December.

Another party leader, Mourad Aroudk also filed his candidacy papers on Saturday.

Independent presidential elections, Ali Sekouri and Abdelhakim Hemadi, as well as Secretary General of the National Republican Alliance (ANR), Belkacem Sahli, Journalist Slimane Bekhlili and Chairman of the child protection network NADA, Abderrahmane Arar also chose the last day to file their candidacy papers.

On Saturday, Kherchi Neoui, Raouf Aieb, Nadjeh Abdelmounim, Belabbes Layadi and Mohamed Bouaouina (five independent candidates) and Leader of the Good Governance Front, Belhadi Aissa, as well as Chairman of the National Union for Development, Mohamed Dif and Economist Fares Mesdour filed their papers.

147 applicants withdrew the application forms for individual signatures for the presidential elections on 12 December.

Sunday, 27 October 2019

ALGIERS – All the "favourable" conditions for holding presidential elections in a "climate of confidence and transparency have been created," Lieutenant General Ahmed Gaïd Salah, Deputy Minister of National Defence, Chief of Staff of the People’s National Army (ANP) said on Wednesday in Tamanrasset, as quoted by a communiqué of the National Defence Ministry.

"All the conditions conducive to the holding of this election, in a climate of confidence and transparency have been created through the setting up of the National Independent Authority of Elections, the election of its president and the installation of its fifty members,” the Army chief said in an address to all the units of the 6th Military Region, aired via visio-conference.

The members of the National Elections Authority are national figures known for their integrity and loyalty, he added.


Army aware of secret plot against Algeria


Moreover, Lieutenant General Ahmed Gaïd Salah, Deputy Minister of National Defence, Chief of Staff of the People’s National Army (ANP), said that the Army was aware, "from the beginning of the crisis, of a secret plot was being hatched against Algeria" and had "set an efficient strategy" to counter it.

 "I would like first to say that, from the beginning of the crisis, we knew that a secret plot was planned against Algeria and its people. We have disclosed its details in the right moment and we have set up an efficient strategy executed through stages, in line with the Constitution and the Laws of the Republic," he added

"We have countered this dangerous plot which aimed at destroying our country. Based on its historical responsibility, the National Army Supreme Command decided to counter the gang and stop their heinous schemes. We committed to support the people and the State institutions and we have respected our commitment," the Army chief said.


"In addressing the loyal children of this dear country, we had a clear and candid speech, as we learnt from our Glorious Liberation Revolution," stressed Lt General Gaid Salah.

 The Army chief added that "all our speeches have been made on the basis of patriotism, and reflected the constant and sincere stance the Army Supreme Command has always expressed and conveyed to the national public opinion."

 For him, "the people aligned with their Army as one man. Such a position, marked by communion, solidarity and mutual understanding of what is happening in the country, will remain etched into history.

Thankfully, we managed to preserve all the State institutions and maintained their good functioning. These institutions which have achieved noticeable results in a very short period of time have helped to reassure the people and create a climate of mutual confidence," he concluded.

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