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Algerian President begins consultations to form new government

The Algerian President received the Secretary-General of the National Liberation Front (FLN) party, Abou El Fadl Baadji, and a delegation of representatives of the “Independents”, led by Abdelwahab Aït Menguelet, on Saturday.

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Algerian President Abdelmadjid Tebboune received, on Saturday, the Secretary-General of the National Liberation Front (FLN) party and a delegation of representatives from the “Independents”, as part of political consultations to form a new government, according to a press release from the Algerian Presidency.

“As part of the broad political consultations to form the government, the President of the Republic, Abdelmadjid Tebboune, received the Secretary-General of the National Liberation Front, Abou El Fadl Baadji, accompanied by members of the political bureau,” said the press release.

“President Tebboune also received a delegation of representatives of the Independents led by Abdelwahab Aït Menguelet, composed of seven members,” the statement added.

The Presidency of Algeria announced last Thursday that the Head of State will start political consultations from Saturday onwards to form a new government.

In a press release, the same source indicated that “political consultations will be with the leaders of political parties and representatives of the ‘Independents’ who won the legislative elections of June 12, 2021.”

“The consultations will be carried out according to the order of the final results announced by the Constitutional Council,” the Presidency of the Algerian Republic said in its press release.

On Thursday, President Tebboune accepted the resignation of the government of Prime Minister Abdelaziz Djerad, in anticipation of the formation of a new government, following the announcement of the final results of the legislative elections.

The president of the Constitutional Council, Kamel Fenniche, announced on Wednesday the final results of the legislative elections in Algeria.

The National Liberation Front (FLN) came first with 98 seats or 24.07% of the 407 seats in the People’s National Assembly. More than a week ago, preliminary results indicated that the FLN had won 105 seats.

While the “Independents” consolidated their rank as the second political force in Parliament, winning 6 additional seats, from 78 to 84 seats according to the final results, or 20.63% of the total seats in the Assembly.

The “Society for Peace Movement” (MSP / the largest Islamic party) won an additional seat, securing its third place with 65 seats, or 15.97% of the total seats in the AFN.

In accordance with the Algerian Constitution, the President of the country, after accepting the resignation of the government, begins consultations with the leaders of the winning parties in the elections to appoint the new Prime Minister.

The winning parties in the legislative elections and the Independents bloc, except the MSP (65 seats), had announced their support for the formation of a presidential majority government, to favor the option of appointing a Prime Minister loyal to the policies of the Algerian President.

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