On the third day of the electoral campaign for the legislative elections of 4 May, the leaders of political parties focused in their speeches on the economic issues and the importance of the upcoming elections.
The Secretary General of the National Democratic Rally (RND) Ahmed Ouyahia, who was in the province of El Oued (650-km south of Algiers), said that the development of investment through the establishment of a global strategy would enable national economy to free itself from its dependence on hydrocarbons revenues.
In this regard, he said that the State has, more than ever, to provide a favourable environment to investors through the establishment of various regulatory and management mechanisms.
For his part, the leader of the National Algerian Front (FNA), Moussa Touati, who was in the province of Ain Temouchent (west of Algiers), called on supporters to participate massively in the 4 May elections, in order to make change through the election of deputies truly representative and inclined to the concerns of the Algerian people.”
On another level, the leaders of political parties urged Algerians to thwart and defeat plotter of destructive ideas by voting en masse on 4 May.
The leaders of the Nahda-Adala-El Bina alliance called, in a joint meeting held Monday evening in Laghouat (400 south of Algiers), to “have hope in Algeria’s future,” and to “avoid all pessimism and despair,” by voting massively on the day of the elections.
The leader of the Front for Justice and Development (FJD) Abdallah Djaballah, the secretary general of the Nahda Movement Mohamed Douibi, and the president of El Bina movement Mustapha Belmehdi called for “the building of a legitimate, credible and strong parliamentary institution able to positively influence Algeria’s future in order to block the road to supporters of boycott.”
In this regard, the president of the Movement El Islah Fillali Ghouini said, in Al Bayadh, that “the success of the upcoming elections is part of Algeria’s success and is an answer to the plotters of destructive ideas.”
Ghouini added that “Algeria must be built by all,” considering that “no one can single-handedly take over the management of public affairs.”
For his part, the president of the Movement of the Society for Peace (MSP) Abderrazak Makri said, in Illizi, that citizens must show “pride” in the military institution, dubbed “a source of stability and security for the country.”
Makri, who hosted a campaign meeting on behalf of the alliance between his party and the Front for Change (MSP-FC) said that the military institution and the Algerian people constitute “a single body,” adding that the People’s National Army is “a popular institution through which electoral law is exercised in the same way as civil institutions.”
Prime Minister Abdelmalek Sellal, who was on a working visit to Djelfa, also spoke about the elections saying that voting is “a right and a duty.”
“Voting is a right and a duty. Those who want to neglect it are free to do so, but they should not impose their choice by encouraging Algerians to follow in the path of suspicion and despair,” said the Prime Minister in a meeting with representatives of the civil society.