Algeria: Legislative Elections - Need for 'Economic Recovery' Discussed By Candidates

Algiers — The candidates who are campaigning to win seats in the future Lower House which will result from the June 12 legislative elections insisted on the need for achieving "economic recovery" in Algeria, outlining their proposals and economic programmes.

General Secretary of the National Democratic Rally (RND) party Tayeb Zitouni stressed on Sunday in El Bayadh the need to "exploit, in the best possible way, the national resources in order to achieve economic take-off."

The RND party aspires, by means of its economic program, to achieve" the real economic take-off," said its leader.

According to Zitouni, such objective would be possible through a "better use of national wealth and assets, and the development of the agriculture sector on which the country is relying heavily to achieve self-sufficiency and food security."

The RND leader also called for endowing the elected Assemblies with all the "prerogatives" that would help fully and responsibly accomplish their missions.

As for him, President of the Movement of the Society for Peace (MSP) party Abderrezak Mokri said on Sunday in Constantine, that Algeria is facing a "dangerous situation" and that even if the country had "wasted many chances and lost huge funds, this must not hinder the endeavor (of reconstruction). It must rather represent a source of motivation to make the necessary adjustments."

The MSP party leader called for the "contribution of the highly qualified resources who are victims of the administration which in the past encouraged regionalism and corruption."

He said that the Movement party is working to "establish political and economic reforms," calling for "fair and transparent elections."

Moreover, Makri said the MSP party is open to form « Alliance and forge partnerships in the service of the country and rejects all forms of paternalism that have been long practiced in the management of State affairs."

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