President of the Republic, Abdelmadjid Tebboune, confirmed that nearly half of the new government’s composition was appointed based on proposals from political parties.
In a regular meeting with representatives of the national media, broadcast on Sunday evening, the President of the Republic explained that “nearly half of the government’s composition came based on proposals from political parties,” considering that there is a “balance” in this composition.
The President of the Republic added: “We chose among the parties’ proposals, and I believe that there is a balance in the composition of the current government, and I hope that there will be results first of all,” because the change – as he emphasized – is “part of political practice and positions are not permanent.”
The President of the Republic went on to say: “We do not change for the sake of change, but when necessary,” noting that “the positive thing about continuity lies in renewing confidence in some ministers who had begun to embody some projects that concern the public interest.”
The President of the Republic added that “he did not want” ministers to come and go and start work from scratch, especially when it comes to sensitive sectors such as health and higher education, because the main problem for our country for generations is that everyone who is newly appointed resets the meter to zero.
As for the ministers who kept their portfolios, the President of the Republic affirmed that “the pace of their work was acceptable” and that he noted that “they are able to run their sectors, unlike those who have been changed.”
In his response to the reason behind the Prime Minister’s retention of the position of Minister of Finance, the President of the Republic said that Mr. Aîmene Benabderrahmane had a succession of positions, had great knowledge of the country’s financial files and had previously held high positions in the financial sector, including the Governor of the Bank of Algeria.