Algeria to hold referendum on new constitution in November

26 August
Algiers, Algeria (photo credit: hyde./flickr)
Algiers, Algeria (photo credit: hyde./flickr)
On November 1, 2020, Algeria will hold a referendum on the new constitution, the office of president Abdelmadjid Tebboune said on Monday, August 24. The draft of the constitution will be submitted to the parliament before the referendum for debate and approval. [ . . . ] The proposed constitution would have a limit of two terms for the president and will give more powers to the parliament and the prime minister. The original draft of the present constitution of Algeria adopted in 1989 and revised in 1996 also had term limits for the president. However, it was amended during the long rule of Abdelaziz Bouteflika (1999-2019).
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