After a bleak election campaign marked by the suppression of Chirac’s militants ends, more than 1,000 independent parties will participate in the voting on Saturday, June 12.
They are the only novelty in these legislative elections. This is the first election since the fall of President Abdelaziz Bouteflika in April 2019: 1,208 independent lists were launched in June. It was shown to delegates at the end of a bleak and compelling election campaign on Saturday the 12th. The suppression of Chirac militants. According to data from the National Independent Electoral Agency (ANIE), which organizes the polls, this unprecedented number exceeds the number of lists from political parties (1,080).
In addition, the new election law passed in March 2021 requires at least half of the candidates on each list to be under the age of 40, and one-third must have a college level. So many standards that encourage diversity.
In the unmarked list, there is a Union of Algerian Equity Associations composed of 32 candidates. One of the running partners, 68-year-old lawyer and feminist activist Nadia Aït Zaï, accepted in Ciddef the Equality Foundation she founded in 2002, whose office is adjacent to the majestic center of the capital City of Sacred Heart Cathedral.
She said that if she chose an unmarked list, first of all, it was because it was not reflected in the party’s thinking. “With an independent list, we put ourselves outside of ideology. Our values are universal. What drives us all is to build a just Algeria, in order to better take care of citizens, young people and Women make contributions”, It is explained that the representative candidacy is an extension of a four-year radical journey.
However, this choice is far from unanimous. Ballots boycotted by most opposition parties should be avoided by most people. “As for the presidential election [décembre 2019] And the constitutional referendum [novembre 2020], The abstention rate is the only certainty”, Political scientist Rachid Grim thinks. 1Yes In November 2020, only 23.7% of Algerian voters participated in the constitutional reform vote.