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Algerian president says to consider all proposals in constitution revision

Arab World Materials 11 July 2011 07:37
Algerian President Abdelaziz Bouteflika said on Sunday that all proposals submitted during the consultations on political reforms held recently by a special panel, will be taken into consideration for the next revision of the Constitution, reported the local APS news agency.
Algerian president says to consider all proposals in constitution revision

Algerian President Abdelaziz Bouteflika said on Sunday that all proposals submitted during the consultations on political reforms held recently by a special panel, will be taken into consideration for the next revision of the Constitution, reported the local APS news agency.

"The recent large consultations have permitted to know the point of view of the political class, national figures and the civil society. This step is still open for any party wishing to bring its contribution," President Bouteflika told the Minister Council held on Sunday, in Algiers, Xinhua reported.

Mr Bouteflika further specified that "such contributions and opinions will be taken into consideration ahead of the drawing up of all the text of bills, including those related to the revision of the constitution, with respect to the constant principles and interests of the nation."

"Ultimately, the sovereign people will act to consolidate the state of justice and democracy, of which it is the source and artisan since the independence of the nation, and along different stages of our contemporary history," President added.

He has further reiterated his determination to consolidate the state of justice through the legislative reforms and the upcoming Constitution revision.

Such consolidation should be founded on "clear separation between powers, comforting safeguard of rights and both collective and individual liberties, reinforcement of democratic pluralism and strong system that guarantees transparent and impartial elections," he added.

To recall, Algeria President has already promised to launch political reforms with the consultation of principal political actors of the North African nation.

Yet, several key opposition parties and figures, including the Socialist Forces Front (FFS), Rally for Culture and Democracy (RCD) and Abdellah Djabellah, have boycotted the consultations.

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