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Partial renewal of the members of the National Assembly: 503 candidacy files have been submitted

The head of the Independent National Electoral Authority, Mohamed Charfi, revealed today, Wednesday, in Algiers, that 503 candidacy files for the partial renewal of members of the National Assembly have been submitted, noting that 31 of them were rejected because they did not meet the conditions stipulated by law.

Charfi indicated, in a press conference devoted to the presentation of the latest preparations for the partial elections of the National Assembly at the International Conference Center “Abdeltif Rahal”, that 603 candidacy files have been withdrawn, 503 of have been submitted as candidacy files, 410 files have been accepted and 31 rejected because they did not meet the conditions required while 56 files are still under study.

Regarding the electoral college, Charfi announced that 27,151 voters have registered for this event.

Meanwhile, the head of the Independent National Electoral Authority pointed out that “497 men are among the total number of candidates, that is 98.80 percent, compared to 5 female candidates who represent 1.20 percent,” adding that “39.37 percent of the total candidates or 198 candidates have an educational level below the baccalaureate, , while 60.63 percent or 305 candidates have a university or post-graduate level.

As for age, Charfi announced that “133 candidates aged between 35 and 40 years were registered, which is equivalent to 26.44 percent, while 36.83 percent of the candidates registered are aged between 41 and 50 years, 29.22 percent between 61 and 60 years, and 7.95 percent of them are aged 61 years old and more.

It’s worth noting that 68 elected members will join the National Assembly after February 5 which is the date of partial elections.

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