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Head of the Electoral Authority in Algeria: The state provided 460 million dinars in support of young candidates in the legislative elections

The head of the Independent Electoral Authority in Algeria, Mohamed Charfi, announced, on Saturday, that the state has provided support for young candidates under 40 years of age in the legislative elections scheduled for June 12, amounting to more than 460 million dinars (about 3.5 million dollars), from which 1,548 candidates benefited in 247 independent list.


Charfi said - in a press conference Saturday in Algiers - that 13,097 candidates under 40 years old were registered, including 5,743 women, while the number of university candidates reached 19,942, representing 74% of the total candidates.

Last March, Algerian President Abdelmadjid Tebboune decided to make all arrangements related to supporting and encouraging youth participation in the June 12 legislation, including free advertising halls and posters for young candidates.


Next Saturday, Algeria will witness early legislative elections in which 1,483 lists, including 646 lists, representing 28 political parties and 837 independent lists will compete to win the 407 seats in the National People's Assembly (the lower chamber of parliament).