Abdel Razzaq Makri, head of the Algerian Movement of Society for Peace, revealed that there are strong indications confirming the existence of fraud in the results of the legislative elections, noting that during the first hours of the vote counting, the movement was at the forefront of the winning parties, but then there was fraud in the records and the failure to deliver some of them.
Makri said during an interview with Al-Masiya program on Al-Jazeera Mubasher, on Wednesday, that despite the fraud, the Society for Peace Movement ranked second, which makes it an important figure in any political equation that the country may witness.
The Front won 105 seats, which is far less than the 204 seats it needs to secure a majority in the 407-seat parliament, while the Islamist Movement of Society for Peace party won 64 seats, and independent candidates got 78.
The National Democratic Rally Party won 57 seats, the Future Front party won 48 seats, and the National Building Movement won 40 seats.
As for the Good Governance Front, it won 3 seats, compared to two seats for the Justice and Development Front, and the same for Freedom and Justice, and the New Dawn.
Makri added that the movement has a political program, and that any alliance of other political forces requires the existence of a comprehensive national political contract that leads to the formation of a national government that has a national program to save the country from the economic crisis it has been experiencing for years as a result of the political corruption of the parties that ruled in the past.
Makri left the door ajar to ally with the Liberation Front, provided that the movement’s Shura Council approves and the existence of an agreed political program. https://imasdk.googleapis.com/js/core/bridge3.466.0_en.html#goog_1587603729
For his part, Abul-Fadl Baji, the world secretary of the National Liberation Front, which won first place in the legislative elections, considered that his party will remain in the lead because it has undertaken structural reforms that include openness to youth energies and covering all Algerian territories and states.
Baji told Al Jazeera Mubasher that the difference between the front and the second party amounted to 40 seats, adding that the front’s victory with 105 seats does not entitle him to an absolute majority, but according to the Algerian constitution, it remains the party authorized to form a government.
Baji ruled out the possibility of repeating the political alliance that was made with the Movement of Society for Peace and the National Democratic Party in 1999, stressing that Algeria has entered a new phase and needs a new government that expresses the choices of the youth movement, which demanded and is still calling for change.
The party leader considered that the people gave the real value to all parties according to their work and status, stressing that it was premature to talk about political alliances to form the next government, and that all parties had to wait for the announcement of the final results of the elections by the Constitutional Council.
Regarding the percentage of participation in the elections, which did not exceed 30.2%, which was considered the weakest result in years, the Secretary-General of the National Liberation Front said that the participation rate is not the only element that guarantees the credibility of the political process, noting in the same context that the Elections Committee was fair in Announcing the real numbers and respecting the will of the people.