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Council of Ministers: Draft ordinance on electoral system’s organic law adopted

The Council of Ministers adopted today, Sunday, during a meeting chaired by President of the Republic, Minister of National Defence and Commander-in-chief of the Armed Forces, Abdelmadjid Tebboune, the draft ordinance concerned with the organic law on the electoral system.

A statement issued by the Government today confirmed that after reviewing and approving the draft ordinance, presented by Minister of Justice, President of the Republic provided clarifications and guidelines in which he emphasized “the banning of money, in all its forms, including dirty money, in the electoral process in a move to implement the principle of equal opportunity between candidates, as well as making political life ethical.

To achieve this goal, President of the Republic underlined the “need to rely on accountants accredited to the candidates’ provinces to precisely control funding sources.”

Within the same context, President Tebboune ordered to avoid exploiting social conditions of citizens during the electoral campaigns and highlighted the need to review the age of young candidates and to raise it to a half instead of one third.

President of the Republic also ordered to “increase the quota of young academics to a third in the electoral lists to support national skills and university graduates in all regions of the country”. He also urged “to promote the representation of women in electoral lists, and to abolish the quota system while taking into account the new administrative division in the distribution of electoral seats locally and nationally, and the requirement of signatures for liberal candidates and political parties.

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