5 January 2016

Algeria: Two-Term Limit for Presidents, a Provision Excluded From Any Future Revision of Constitution

Algiers — The two-term limit for presidents, enshrined in Article 74 of the draft revised Constitution is now excluded from any future revision, in accordance with Article 178.

The Article stipulates that any revision of the Constitution shall not infringe on the fact that the president of the Republic can be re-elected only once.

According to Article 74, "the presidential term is five years. The President of the Republic may be re-elected only once."

The revision of the Constitution cannot also infringe on the republican nature of the State, the democratic order, based on multiparty system, Islam as the religion of the State and Arabic as the national and official language.

Any future revision of the Constitution cannot also infringe on the fundamental freedoms, human rights and citizens' rights, territorial integrity and national unity, as well as the national flag and national anthem as symbols of the Revolution and the Republic.


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