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The President announced the dissolution of Parliament and the release of political prisoners

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President Abdul Majid Tebboun’s intervention on Algerian television on Thursday, February 18. – Fateh Guidom / AP / CP

President Algerian, Abdulmadjid Tebboun, promised to release the prisoners of conscience on Thursday evening.
Popular protest movement Hirak, Decided to dissolve Parliament and call for early parliamentary elections.

“Blessed Hirak” saves Algeria. I have decided to grant a presidential pardon to the thirty or so who issued the court decision and to others who have not pronounced their verdict. From today to tomorrow, between 55 and 60 people will be reunited with their families, ”he said in a televised address to the nation. The National Committee for Liberation of Prisons (CNLD), a support organization, is currently imprisoning more than 70 people in connection with Hirak and / or individual liberties.

Election before the end of the year

The announcement comes on the eve of the second anniversary of the unprecedented popular uprising that forced the former strongman. Abdulysis bouteflica The fifth president resigns and resigns. Abdul Madjid Tebboun also decided to “dissolve the National People’s Assembly (APN) to call for elections” and “want to open its doors to the youth.” Assembly elections – scheduled for 2022 – are expected to take place by the end of the year.

The head of state has also announced a cabinet reshuffle “within a maximum of 48 hours”. This reorganization will worry the areas where citizens and we are experiencing management inadequacies, he said. From Germany a week ago, where He was undergoing treatment due to complications After Kovid-19, Tebboun held consultations with six political parties, including opposition groups.

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