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Algeria postpones presidential election for lack of candidates

The Algerian constitutional Council has a presidential election on may 4. July rejected. Only two candidates had their applications to 25. May filed, but have not been approved by the constitutional Council.

for the 4. July planned presidential election in Algeria will have to be postponed. The constitutional Council of the North African country, said that the appointment was not kept. The justification was said in a statement that the application documents of the only two candidates had been rejected because they had not fulfilled the conditions reported, the state Agency APS. Accordingly, it is now up to interim President Abdelkader Bensalah, a new date set.

High hurdles for applicants

With the entrepreneur Abdelhakim Hamadi and the engineer Hamid Touahri had logged only two candidates interested in a candidacy for the presidency. To be able to actually compete, you need the support of 60,000 citizens, or 600 elected officials.

after Bouteflika's resignation there were protests.

Several media had reported last week that the election will probably be postponed. According to the Reports, it was unlikely that it was one of the two candidates managed to gather the candidacy of the necessary supporters behind. Several parties objected to it as a Protest against the transitional government, to send its own candidate into the race. The term of office of interim President Bensalah runs according to the Constitution on 9. July.

to Continue protests

In Algeria, it comes in weeks of mass protests against the political Elite of the country. Long-time ruler Abdelaziz Bouteflika had declared in April after 20 years in Power under pressure from the street for his resignation. Interim President Bensalah was the election for the beginning of July. The protests continue, however, because the protesters reject the election under the Aegis of the old Elite.

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