The national newspapers published Sunday said the last week of the election campaign for the presidential election on 4 May would be decisive for all political parties in contention, which will multiply their meetings to try convincing citizens to vote for their candidates.
Entitled “The hardest remains to be done,” L’Expression daily stated that “parties start the last turn before D-Day. Weakened by nonstop meetings in 15 days, political figures are exhausted but they have no right to rest” to get the maximum of votes.
“This is a hard challenge to meet facing the lack of enthusiasm shown by citizens for this political event, fears of large abstention gave the political sphere panic,” said the newspaper.
El Massa daily (in Arabic) said the countdown to the election campaign began and onle one week remained “to try attracting and convincing undecided citizens.”
“Political parties have one week to multiply their meetings with a view to persuading citizens to vote,” stated El Massa.
According to the Arabic-speaking daily Echourouk, the election campaign has not achieved “the expected goals,” stressing that political parties bank on the last day of the campaign, during which political leaders will review their communication strategies to explain their programs and multiply meetings with citizens to persuade them to vote.
For Reporters daily, political parties and free candidates started Sunday “the last straight line” to try convince potential electors to vote for their lists, stressing that “public authorities will work hard to incite the most reluctant to vote and stifle the calls for boycott.”
In this regard, Horizon daily reported the statement of the Interior and Local Assemblies Minister Noureddine Bedoui; who said that “voting is the best mean to preserve country’s security and stability.”
For its part, El Moudjahid daily stressed that leaders of political parties recalled to citizens “the challenges of such a democratic competition for the country’s stability, security and development, and called to freely choose the most competent and honest candidate.”
El Watan daily stressed that “the campaign is struggling to convince” in its week, stating that “it met difficulties to massively mobilize citizens and suggest programs part of respect for democratic confrontation rules.”
El Khabar broached the meetings held by leaders of political parties, who invested the field to bear the message of their respective parties, stating that the majority of political parties referred to the financial and economic crisis in the country, and suggested solutions to this crisis.
The Arabic-speaking newspaper Al Fadjr referred to a strategic change in political parties’ strategies as they preferred to invest the field and public squares instead of meetings to convince electors to adhere to their programs, and called for a massive participation in elections and “refusal to listen to boycott calls.”