“Reunion” in Algeria… Anticipation of a “mysterious” project which arouses controversy over the Brotherhood

According to the official news agency, the harbingers of a new political project began in Algeria with “presidential coverage” under the title “La Réunion”, still ambiguous given that its details have not been been disclosed so far.

This is the political project, which the experts considered in separate statements to “Al-Ain News” as “very important to fortify the home front, but it needs legal checks” according to their statements, noting in the same context that it may include “symbols of the old regime to recover looted money and some opponents abroad.”

While the Algerian human rights defender, Lahcen Touati, in a statement to “Al-Ain News”, excluded “any possibility that the political project includes the group Rashad Brotherhood”, and revealed “that this is rejected even for the Algerian president”. and all security services” since it is classified as a terrorist organization, due to the crimes it has committed and what the Algerian security services have recently revealed about their “link with the terrorist organization Al-Qaeda” .

In case of official presentation of the political project, it will be the fourth of its kind in the history of Algeria in the last three decades, after the “law of mercy” at the time of former President Liamine Zeroual , then the “Law of Civil Concord” and the Charter for Peace and National Reconciliation” under the former and late President Abdelaziz Bouteflika. .

Algerian public opinion was divided, with its partisan front, between welcoming and anticipating and warning of what it considers to be an ambiguity of the project, while political activists demanded that it be based on “measures and foundations peacemakers for the hoped-for radical change”. “

Since coming to power at the end of 2019, Algerian President Abdelmadjid Tebboune has taken several appeasement measures, during which, over the past 30 months, he has launched several popular movement activists, whom political figures considered “a pledge of appeasement” by the Algerian authorities. authorities.

“Information Telegram”

The official news agency published an article, the content of which was reviewed by Al-Ain News, entitled “Abdel-Majid Tebboune, an inclusive president”, in which it is stated that the president “who was elected by the Algerians who yearn for a new Algeria, is seen as an inclusive president.

The article drew “red lines” on the idea of ​​”reunification”, and pointed out that “the hand of President Abdelmadjid Tebboune, a president who has always been interested in the debate that prevails in society, is permanently extended to all, except for those who have crossed the red lines and those who have turned their backs on their country, the segregationists, quite the contrary.

And the official press agency continues its article: “Those who have not embarked on the adventure or who feel marginalized should know that the new Algeria opens its arms to them to turn a new page, because the word exclusion does not does not exist in the dictionary of the President of the Republic who deploys all his wisdom to unite the peoples and the parties with which You did not agree in the past.

Article from the Algerian press agency

political consultations

This week, the Algerian president began political consultations with various political actors.

He received some leaders of the parties represented in Parliament, including Djilali Sofiane, leader of the “New Generation” party.

Djilali told local media that he discussed with Taboun several issues related to the country, including the state of the media, and the upcoming challenges and benefits that await Algeria.

While observers considered that the presidential consultations preceded an expected government reshuffle, and also to prepare the political class to form a special commission to rethink the social support system, it was decided to involve the parties and the actors of the civil society to enrich and solve it.

The Algerian president receives the leader of the New Generation party

absorb the risk

In statements to Al-Ain News, Djilali Sofiane, leader of the New Generation Party, warned that his party did not have precise data on the project, but stressed its “importance and positive side”.

He said: “I don’t have precise data, but it is known that the official news agency does not speak out of its own free will. There may be a political will to move towards greater harmony in the within the political class.

He explained that “today we see that the political parties which have a relative majority within the elected institutions no longer have a role today, and the political dimension has become totally absent, and power in Algeria does not cannot communicate with the company if there is no communication link”. between the political class as a whole and society. »

According to him, “there is an awareness among the authorities of this danger, especially in light of the global crisis we are going through, and we, as Algerians, must strengthen the internal front, and that is what that we have said and repeated, and unfortunately we have not yet reached it.”

The leader of the Algerian party stressed that “it is very important that all the living forces of the country enter into cooperation with each other, and that there is discussion and dialogue, because the stakes are very high”.

“What the news agency reports is very positive. We must move towards a real national dialogue that integrates all political forces in order to reach new horizons.”

Files submitted

As for Amer Rakhila, former member of the Constitutional Council and the Supreme Court of Algeria, he underlined that the 3 hypotheses which circulate are “files raised in the circles of authority, the media and the centers of power in Algeria “.

He explained in an interview with “Al-Ain News”, “The centers of power are what was called the popular movement whose militants, instigators and spokespersons did not adopt it without known status, or those who set themselves up as spokespersons for it. , and we have never heard from them a position to reinforce the position of the authority concerning the legal consequences which included those who embezzled public money and politicians who betrayed the trust.

He added that “all the hypotheses put forward can be those referred to under national reunification, whether they concern those accused of looting public money or opponents who are outside the country, and the president of the republic, according to the constitution, has the power to issue the so-called special amnesty for those against whom final judicial decisions have been issued, which is amnesty.amnesty does not include civil trial.

With regard to dissidents abroad, the human rights defender explained that “if they agree to reintegrate into society, the President of the Republic restricts them in their political activity”, even if this has little likely to be reached, particularly with regard to fugitives affiliated with the terrorist Brotherhood.

But he believes that this can be done “with the officers, soldiers or media professionals who have left Algeria, and many of them will respond to this call, because the constitutional legislator has not specified the nature of the an offense which could be the subject of a special offence”. amnesty.”

Demonstrations of the popular movement in Algeria in 2019 - archives

No forgiveness for the Brotherhood

As for the lawyer and human rights lawyer, Hassan Touati, he ruled out, in an interview with “Al-Ain News”, that the reunification project would be “global for the leaders of the Brotherhood who belong to the terrorist movement Rashad Brotherhood”.

He pointed out that what these fugitive Brotherhood leaders, who are on terrorist lists in Algeria, are promoting are “just lies”.

He added: “Reunification is the gang of the old regime, the rival blocs, and neither President Abdel Majid Tebboune nor the security services can enter these faces, and their entry is currently not possible, and if they enter, they will bear full legal responsibility.”

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