Algeria: Tebboune will not run for second term
Algerian President Abdelmadjid Tebboune says that he will not be running for another term, says majority of Algerians want legislative elections.
Algerian President Abdelmadjid Tebboune talked about the Algerian elections and touched on the popular movement, describing it as not homogeneous, in light of some calling for an Islamic state and others rejecting it.
In an extensive interview with the French magazine Le Point, Tebboune saw that the only movement was the one that decided to go to the "December Presidencies."
He stated that the majority of Algerians want to hold legislative elections, stressing that he will not run for a second term. However, he indicated that he may establish a political party at a later stage.
The legislative elections campaigns continue for the elections scheduled for June 12th, in a competition between about 1,500 lists, more than half of which presented themselves as “independent.”
National Liberation Front Party in Algeria Secretary-General Abou El Fadhel Baadji said Wednesday that his political formation would be sweeping in the legislative elections, adding, "We will be victorious on June 12th."
The head of the National Construction Movement in Algeria, Abdelkader Ben Qrina, affirmed that "all conditions are available in Algeria for a transparent and fair electoral process."
The capital, Algiers, is the largest electoral district in the country, with 34 out of 407 parliamentary seats. These elections take on political importance as they are the first parliamentary elections to take place after the popular movement and the first to be supervised by an independent electoral commission in the history of the electoral elections in Algeria.