Election authority approves files of 5 candidates for presidential poll

APS – 02 November 2019

ALGIERS- Chairman of the National Independent Authority of Elections (ANIE), Mohamed Charfi has announced Saturday it has approved the files of five candidates, meeting all the conditions required to stand for president of the Republic.

The candidates who fulfilled the conditions are: interim General Secretary of the National Democratic Rally party (RND), Azzedine Mihoubi, president of El-Bina Movement party Abdelkader Bengrina, former Prime Minister Abdelmadjid Tebboune, president of Talaie El Houriyet party Ali Benflis, and president of Al-Moustakbel Front party Abdelaziz Belaid.

23 applicants have submitted the candidacy papers for the presidential elections. 143 applicants had withdrawn the subscription forms for individual signatures.