ALGIERS-One hundred forty-five (145) applicants for the candidacy for the presidential election scheduled for 12 December have withdrawn the subscription forms of individual signatures until Thursday, said Chairman of the National Independent Authority for Elections (ANIE), Mohamed Charfi.
Among these applicants are representatives of political parties and independent candidates.
President of Talaie El Houriet party, Abdelkader Bengrina, President of El Bina movement, Ali Zeghdoud, President of the Algerian Rally Party and Mourad Arroudj, President of the “Errafah” party.
The withdrawal of individual signature subscription forms, is being carried out “under good conditions,” particularly at the new headquarters, located at Club des Pins.
Head of the National Independent Authority for Elections, Mohamed Charfi, sent a letter to Prime Minister Noureddine Bedoui regarding the transfer of the prerogatives of Interior, Justice and Foreign Affairs ministries.
The Council of Europe has adopted a number of organic principles relating to the electoral system and the creation of the Authority, which will supervise all stages of the electoral process.
The new organic law on the electoral regime stipulates that presidential candidates must produce a list containing at least fifty individual signatures by voters registered in an electoral roll.
The signatures must be collected in at least 25 provinces.
The minimum number of signatures required in each province is 1.200.