Outcome of the poor participation of people in Algeria Constitution referendum

Strategic Council Online—Opinion: The referendum on a new constitution for Algeria was held on the first of October 2020 with the participation of political parties such as Talae al-Horriat (the third party of presidential elections of 2019) and Jibhat ul-Mustaqbal (the fifth party) and the opposition of Islamist parties such as Movement of Society for Peace (known as HAMAS), the Algerian Labors Party and the Algerian Justice and Development Front. In the referendum on Algeria’s new constitution, only 23.84 per cent of the people voted for further change and amendments in the governing rules and administration. The draft text of the new constitution was approved with the yes vote of 66 per cent of the participants while 33 per cent opposed it. This is while 76 per cent of the eligible voters did not participate in the referendum, encouraging the leaders of some of Algeria’s political parties to nullify the plebiscite.
Mahmoud Fazeli—expert of international issues