The Secretary-General of the Algerian National Rule Front Party, Issa Belhadi, sparked widespread controversy in Algerian circles and on communication sites after his statements about his party’s candidates for the parliamentary elections in which he sang the beauty of the female candidates.
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In a videotaped party interview of him, (Belhadi) described the party’s candidates as “strawberries” and said: “Among the beautiful female candidates, the doctor, the engineer and the director, there is a strawberry (strawberry) for you, but“ Selexioni ”(selected) and not the one destined for South Africa)
Belhadi’s statements caused a widespread wave of anger among Algerians, who saw that this undermines the status of women and demeans them when they are elected solely for their beauty, as they are not a commodity, according to their description.
After the great uproar caused by these statements, Issa Belhadi tried to justify them in the appearance of another media, and said that he did not mean this meaning, and the principle is efficiency.
Despite the uproar caused by his statements, he continued it, as he said today that whoever enters Parliament should not change his wife and his mobile phone.
Activists and activists called on his party’s candidates to withdraw from its lists, similar to the parliamentarian Amira Selim, who regretted this analogy, and said that if she had been in their place, she would have withdrawn.
Women are half of society
For its part, the local newspaper “Al-Shorouk” said that the candidate, Asrar Siti, the candidate for the Belhadi Party, whose pictures were widely circulated and described as the goodness of the legislations, commented: “Algerian women are the originals of Algeria..women are half of society. I think it is necessary to change the stereotypes around them and avoid adherence to them. Description and formalities.
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She added, “I do not accept describing us as female candidates with goodness at the expense of judging our programs and our ideas … This momentum motivated me to be a supporter of women’s issues.”
Journalists in the parliamentary race
The early parliamentary elections, to be held in Algeria next June 12, saw journalists nominate with a banner that was not present in previous election dates.
The election campaign was launched Thursday, with the participation of candidates representing 1,483 lists, including 646 representing 28 political parties and 837 independent, according to Mohamed Sharafi, head of the Independent Elections Authority.
After the final lists of candidacy were revealed, whether with regard to parties or independents, a large presence of media professionals (sons of the “Fourth Authority) was observed throughout the various regions and departments of the country, which was not common in Algeria.
The Independent Election Authority refused to provide figures on the total number of journalists who entered the race.
One source told Anadolu Agency that what is certain is the presence of dozens of candidates with a journalist status across various states, especially the lists of independents.
And through a survey carried out by “Anadolu Agency” for the availability of circulating candidate lists, an independent list under the name “Mila of Integrity and Work” on the province of Mila, in the east of the country, included the name of Riad Boukhdshe, head of the Algerian Council of Journalists (an independent union), with the journalist Muhammad Muslim From the private “Al-Shorouk” newspaper.
The two journalists, Abdelali Mezghish and Samah Amamra, were also nominated on an independent list in the Awlad Jalal Governorate, in the south of the country. Journalist Belkacem Ajaj will be present in the June 12 elections, from Tipaza province (west of the capital).
Along with other media professionals representing the various governorates of the country, journalist Sayed Ahmed Fellahi decided to run in the parliamentary elections to represent the province of Oran (West).
In the capital, Algeria, the National Building Movement (Islamic) nominated the media, Anisa Chaib, while the list of the former ruling National Liberation Front Party included the name of the journalist Abla Aissati.
Appointed to 407 seats
Twenty-eight political parties and candidates representing 837 independent electoral lists across 58 states are competing for 407 seats in the National People’s Assembly (the first chamber of parliament).
The state counts as a single electoral district, and grants the number of seats compatible with the population, as one seat is allocated for each quota of 120,000 Prime Time Zone, according to the Anadolu Agency correspondent.
The upcoming elections will witness new electoral rules, after the amendment of the election law, whereby anyone who has previously exercised two parliamentary terms will be prevented from running.
An electoral pattern was adopted based on an open list that allowed the voter to arrange the candidates within the same list according to his desire, unlike the closed ones that forced him to choose the list as it is, according to the party’s arrangement without the ability to dispose of it.
The “Socialist Forces Front” (opposition), “workers” (left), and “Rally for Culture and Democracy” (secular) parties announced that they would not participate in the elections, claiming that the conditions are not ready for them.
On April 28, the elections authority began studying the files of the candidates in a process that ended at midnight last Sunday.
In early March, President Abdel Majid Tebboune issued a decree dissolving the National People’s Assembly (the first chamber of parliament) and calling for early elections.
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