Minister of Interior, Local Authorities and National Planning Noureddine Bedoui said, Wednesday, that the convening, by the president of the Republic, of the electorate for the upcoming presidential elections “consolidates once again his willingness to deepen democracy” in a State that “respects its commitments regarding the elections.”
Addressing the opening session of the Council of the High Independent Authority for Elections Monitoring (HIISE), Bedoui said that the convening of the electorate by President Abdelaziz Bouteflika, for the presidential election of 18 April “consolidates once again his willingness to deepen the democracy in the society, the State and its institutions.”
Through this decision, the President of the Republic “undoubtedly shows that we enjoy a true constitutional democracy as the State, reinforced by its institutions respects its commitments regarding the elections and makes sure that the people freely achieve their will,” he added.
The interior minister voiced the wish that the coming elections be a “new opportunity to celebrate democracy in Algeria” and “a milestone to reconnect with all those who made sacrifices for Algeria’s freedom, independence and sovereignty in its decisions and its institutions.”
Everyone is aware of the importance and the requirements of this stage to “enable the citizens to serenely accomplish their electoral duty, and the collaboration with all the players in order to ensure transparent and fair elections.”
On that occasion, Bedoui cited the preparations initiated by the Interior Ministry for the next election.
The preparations for this major milestone are conducted at an accelerated pace, he said.
The exceptional revision of voter has been launched on Wednesday. This operation is supported by the widespread use of new technologies.”