ALGERIAN ELECTION COMMISSION HIGHLIGHTS RESPECT FOR VOTING TIME AS GUARANTEE FOR DEMOCRACY

ALGIERS,Algeria, Algeria's higher independent commission for surveillance of elections, said on Sunday that, respect for the voting time is a top guarantee for democracy.

The call for the electorate to cast their votes in the presidential election, clearly indicated that Algeria pursues one of the most important international criteria for good governance, Abdulwahab Dirbal, chief of the commission, told the national radio.

A day earlier, Ali Ghediri, a former personnel director in the defence ministry, announced that, he would run for president in the election, scheduled for Apr 18.

Ghediri, 64, is the first to announce candidacy, against 81-year-old incumbent President, Abdelaziz Bouteflika, who has been in power since 1999.

According to the law, presidential candidates have to register with the constitutional court, before Mar 4.

Uncertainty over whether Bouteflika will stand for re-election has gripped Algerian politics for months.

Source: Nam News Network

Releated

Horses Aid in Therapy for Children With Disabilities in Zimbabwe

HARARE, ZIMBABWE – Once a week, a horse track in Harare invites children born with cerebral palsy, a neuromuscular disorder, to visit. But the children don’t simply watch the horses. Trish Lillie of the Healing with Horses Therapeutic Centre says h…

Mobile Phone Warnings Set to Aid Climate-vulnerable Somali Nomads

LONDON – In central Somalia’s Beledweyne district, families still reeling from food shortages and livestock deaths after another year of poor rains were surprised by a new disaster last month: brutal floods that completely submerged homes after the Sha…

ALGERIAN ELECTION COMMISSION HIGHLIGHTS RESPECT FOR VOTING TIME AS GUARANTEE FOR DEMOCRACY

ALGIERS,Algeria, Algeria's higher independent commission for surveillance of elections, said on Sunday that, respect for the voting time is a top guarantee for democracy.

The call for the electorate to cast their votes in the presidential election, clearly indicated that Algeria pursues one of the most important international criteria for good governance, Abdulwahab Dirbal, chief of the commission, told the national radio.

A day earlier, Ali Ghediri, a former personnel director in the defence ministry, announced that, he would run for president in the election, scheduled for Apr 18.

Ghediri, 64, is the first to announce candidacy, against 81-year-old incumbent President, Abdelaziz Bouteflika, who has been in power since 1999.

According to the law, presidential candidates have to register with the constitutional court, before Mar 4.

Uncertainty over whether Bouteflika will stand for re-election has gripped Algerian politics for months.

Source: Nam News Network

Releated

Horses Aid in Therapy for Children With Disabilities in Zimbabwe

HARARE, ZIMBABWE – Once a week, a horse track in Harare invites children born with cerebral palsy, a neuromuscular disorder, to visit. But the children don’t simply watch the horses. Trish Lillie of the Healing with Horses Therapeutic Centre says h…

Mobile Phone Warnings Set to Aid Climate-vulnerable Somali Nomads

LONDON – In central Somalia’s Beledweyne district, families still reeling from food shortages and livestock deaths after another year of poor rains were surprised by a new disaster last month: brutal floods that completely submerged homes after the Sha…