Prime Minister of Algeria resigns after election results | Election News
President Abdelmadjid Tebboune accepted the resignation of Abdelaziz Djerad and appointed him as the caretaker prime minister.
The President of Algeria accepted the resignation of the prime minister, paving the way for the formation of a new government after the results of the parliamentary elections.
According to a statement from the Algerian President on Thursday, Abdul Majid Tebun accepted the resignation of the government led by Abdulaziz Gerrard and appointed him as the caretaker prime minister until the formation of a new cabinet.
Djerad’s resignation came after the parliamentary elections held on June 12 with a low turnout rate and No majority winner After two years of massive protests and political turmoil.
Voting was boycotted by long-running people Chirac Protest Movement, And only 23% of the voter turnout was the lowest ever in Algerian elections.
Algeria’s largest party, the National Liberation Front (FLN), won the general election and won 98 seats in the 407-seat parliament.
The results of the FLN produced by Algeria from the long struggle for independence in France in 1962 were better than expected, and it was the only political party in the country until the first multi-party election in 1990.
But after the sick president, the long-term president Abdelaziz Bouteflika’s party was considered dying Resign under pressure After weeks of large-scale Hirak protests in early 2019, from the military
New political landscape
According to the Algerian constitution, the president, after accepting the resignation of the government, began to negotiate with the leaders of the winning party to nominate a new prime minister.
A source told Reuters that this military-led agency believes that changing the parliament and constitution is the best way to end the biggest crisis in 10 years. The Chirac protest movement called for the entire system to be uprooted.
Independents won 84 seats, the Islamist-oriented peaceful social movement won 65 seats, and the pro-establishment Democratic National Rally Party won 58 seats.
The Future Party won 48 seats, while the Nationalist Movement won 39 seats, followed by the Justice and Development Front Party won 2 seats.
According to these results, a coalition of at least three parliamentary groups is required to obtain a majority of 204 seats in the parliament.
The new parliament will take office in July, then appoint the prime minister and form a government that reflects the new political landscape.
Algeria is still an important natural gas supplier to southern European countries and a partner of the United States in combating armed groups in the region.
Due to the drop in oil prices, the new government will have to deal with severe financial and economic crises.