The voting on Saturday, June 12, took place against the backdrop of increased repression. On Thursday, three Chirac were arrested.
Soufiane Djilali believes in this. With loose speech and fluid gestures, Jil Jadid’s party candidates-from the democratic trend-hope to remain optimistic in the legislative elections to be held in Algeria on Saturday, June 12. In his office in an alley in Zéralda, a famous beach on the western outskirts of Algiers, the veterinarian who has been in politics for 30 years confirmed: “Something is playing”Since supporters of Chirac (an anti-regime protest movement) boycotted the vote, the chances of participating in the promise were slim, but Mr. Gilari saw it mainly in these elections “The beginning of a process”. “Algerians understand that the chief of the old parliament has been removed and the next parliament will be renewed to a large extent”, He emphasized.
On Thursday night, political activist Karim Tabbou and journalists Khaled Drareni and Ihsan el-Kadi were arrested in Algiers. This provides a whole new dimension to the atmosphere surrounding the ballot: suppressive sexual harassment of Chirac’s followers. Approximately 225 of them are currently in detention.
This election meeting is another step in the counter-offensive of the Algerian authorities, aiming to eliminate the dynamic protests in Algeria, which received the resignation of former President Abdulaziz Bouteflika in April 2019. The requirements are summarized as ” System deviation At first it was unstable. With the election of a new head of state in December 2019, Abdelmadjid Tebboune, the former housing minister and prime minister for a flash term of office (less than three months) in 2017, the The regime began to recover. Negotiations were basically ignored, and the participation rate was only 40%.
Then the Constitution was amended in November 2020 with the purpose of establishing a “New Algeria free from tyranny”, Meet the requirements « Original popular hirak », The formula clearly mentioned in the preamble of the new Basic Law. The turnout rate was even more mediocre (23.7%), which shows that the face of Mr. Tebboune’s “road map” is generally confused. Finally, the legislative elections on June 12 should produce new parliamentary staff — younger, more feminine, and more qualified — to persuade Algerians that their country has really changed the times. “The new Algeria was born from the ruins and mines inherited from the deposed regime”, The official daily Jihadist.
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