ALGIERS- The members of the Council of Nation adopted, on Tuesday afternoon, the bill instituting the 8th of May 1945 a National Day of Memory.
The unanimous adoption of this law (106 votes out of 144) took place during a plenary session chaired by Mr. Salah Goudjil, Acting Speaker of the Council, in the presence of the Minister of Moudjahideen, Tayeb Zitouni and the Minister of Relations with Parliament, Bessma Azouar.
On this occasion, Mr. Zitouni addressed his congratulations to the Algerian people for “this great achievement”, recalling that the massacres of May 8 were “an important historic step, formerly in the box of oblivion, which remind us of the great sacrifices of the Algerian people “.
Noting that the senators had raised, Monday during the debate around this bill, a number of concerns, while wondering about the fate of the file of the criminalization of colonialism, moreover become “a popular demand”.
Earlier, members of the People’s National Assembly (Parliament’s Lower House) adopted the bill instituting the 8th of May 1945 a National Day of Memory.
The adoption took place in a plenary session chaired by Slimane Chenine, Speaker of the Lower House, in the presence of Minister of Relations with the Parliament Basma Azouar and Minister of Mujahedeen (War Veterans) Tayeb Zitouni.