The Algerian authorities are continuing their preparations inside the voting centers for the legislative elections scheduled for tomorrow, Saturday, while voting began today for the Algerian community in Tunisia.
While the distribution of ballot boxes and voting cards continues on the basis of the lottery system, voting continues in remote areas, which started yesterday, Wednesday, as mobile ballot boxes were allocated to about 33,000 voters in the far south.
The General Directorate of National Security (the police) said that it has prepared a plan to support the conduct of the legislative elections, and the plan includes all 58 states, and focuses on securing the perimeter of voting centers and offices while ensuring the transportation and security of ballot boxes.
The voting process for the Algerian community in Tunisia started with the 22 polling stations distributed over a number of Tunisian governorates.
The number of the Algerian community in Tunisia is about 30,000, of whom 17,000 have the right to vote.
An Algerian voter told Anadolu Agency that “the vote is a big step for the new Algeria. The elections will be an opportunity for young people to ascend to parliament and express the country’s reality and its future hopes.”
For his part, Abdel Baset Al-Saker, an observer for the National Democratic Rally Party, expected “the rise of one or two representatives from the community in Tunisia, and all we hope is that the electoral process will succeed and we will see a parliament that includes all segments of society and discusses the progress of the country.”
Voting in France
In France, the elections to renew the representatives of the Algerian community were launched today in Algerian diplomatic representations.
It is expected that the polls will continue until the day after tomorrow, Saturday, and the number of deputies to be chosen is 4, and only 22 lists participate in these early elections in northern France, and it has been noted the absence of independent lists.
Algeria is witnessing early legislative elections in which 1,483 lists – including 646 lists representing 28 political parties and 837 independent lists – are competing to win the 407 seats in the National People’s Assembly (the lower chamber of parliament).