ALGIERS- The Constitution proposed by the President of the Republic, Mr. Abdelmadjid Tebboune, will contribute, once adopted, to the “deepening” of the democratic process, to the consecration of the culture of “citizenship” as well as to the strengthening of independence from national political decision-making, the Council of the Nation said in a statement.
Meeting on Tuesday under the chairmanship of the Acting Chairman of the Council of the Nation, Salah Goudjil, on the occasion of the 13th anniversary of the International Day of Democracy, the Bureau of the Council noted that the draft revision of the new Constitution will be submitted in the referendum “in respect of the values of true democratic practice and in fidelity to the sacrifices made by the chouhadas and the moudjahidines”.
In addition, the adoption of this Constitution will be “in strict compliance with the proclamation of November 1, 1954, which will remain the source and inspiration for all references relating to democratic practice in the new Republic”, added the same source.
The celebration of this anniversary comes this year under “particular conditions imposed by the Coronavirus pandemic on all democracies with very great repercussions and challenges on the social, political and economic levels”, also observed the Bureau of the Upper House of Parliament.
Regarding Algeria, he insisted on “promoting the measures taken, as a preventive and protective measure, by the public authorities, under the presidency of the President of the Republic, Mr. Abdelmadjid Tebboune”, which made it possible to “control the pandemic situation “.
The “efforts” by the Government and the Parliament to “curb” the effects of this crisis were also welcomed by the Bureau of the Council of the Nation which noted that despite this situation, the “institutions of the Republic, whether social (Parliament), local or regional (wilaya and APC) have pursued the accomplishment, with self-sacrifice, of their missions for the benefit of the country and the citizen “.
The Bureau of the Council of the Nation recalled, in this context, “the importance of strengthening democracy as a culture and practice and as an optimal tool in the realization of the progress and development of peoples”, qualifying it as a “cornerstone of the promotion and guarantee of peace, sustainable development, human rights and the right to self-determination”.