Algeria’s Presidential Elections 2019: “I am convinced that President Bouteflika will stand as candidate””


“I am convinced that the imcubent President of the Republic, Abdelaziz Bouteflika, will stand as a candidate for the upcoming presidential elections, slated for Thursday, April, 18, 2019,” announced the National Democratic Rally’ Secretary-General Ahmed Ouyahia.

Speaking, on Saturday, at a press conference held on the sidelines of the closing of the sixth session of his party’s national council, Ahmed Ouyahia said the president will send a letter announcing his candidacy. “My belief is that the president will run for a new term,” he underlined.

With respect to the program of the President, “the program’s letter will be addressed directly to people,” underlined Ouyahia, without providing more details or dates. Because, according to him, the decision belongs to the president. “He is the only one to decide,” he continued.

Earlier, Prime Minister Ahmed Ouyahia, in his capacity as RND (the National Democratic Rally), Secretary-General, highlighted that this phase needs continuity rather change, reiterating his call for the incumbent President of the Republic, Abdelaziz Bouteflika, to run for a 5th presidential term.






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