Tuesday, February 23, 2021 at 11:57 AM
Madrid- Victims of “broken promises”, Algerians still denounce “corruption, mismanagement and injustice”, Spanish media reported on Tuesday.
Two years after the outbreak of the popular uprising known as the Hirak, the Algerians are continuing their mobilization to “demand real reforms” and “demand a fundamental change in the system in place since Algeria’s independence in 1962”, writes the Spanish magazine “Atalayar”.
Despite the departure of former President Abdelaziz Bouteflika and the arrival of Abdelmajid Tebboune, “elected in December 2019 with a very low turnout in a ballot boycotted by the Hirak protest movement”, nothing has changed. Algeria, estimates the publication, noting that the population is still waiting for the implementation of the economic and political reforms promised by the president.
“The need for a generational change within the regime was one of the reasons that fueled the protests, first against Bouteflika and now against Tebboune”, explains “Atalayar”, specifying that “the reshuffle limited to the government for trying to face the protest movements ”is far from convincing the Algerians
In addition, adds the magazine citing human rights organizations in Algeria, “about 70 people are still imprisoned for their links with the Hirak movement or other peaceful political opposition activities”.
In the same sense, the Spanish press agency “Europapress” indicates that the Algerians commemorated, on Monday, the second anniversary of Hirak “as a sign of dissatisfaction of the population with regard to the policy of the country, in the midst of the economic crisis. aggravated by the fall in oil prices ”.
The Algerian president, “close to the army” and elected in elections marked by historic abstention, is criticized for not having initiated the “necessary reforms” in the country, writes the agency.
“Its main project is the reform of the constitution, approved by a referendum with the lowest turnout in the history of the country, despite criticism from demonstrators and the opposition,” notes the news agency Spanish.
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