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Tebboune Warns of ‘Counter-Revolution’ to Destabilize Algeria

Tebboune Warns of ‘Counter-Revolution’ to Destabilize Algeria

Thursday, 13 August, 2020 - 09:00
Supporter reacts at the campaign headquarters of Abdelmadjid Tebboune after he was announced as the new president, in Algiers, Algeria December 13, 2019. REUTERS/Ramzi Boudina

Algerian President Abdelmadjid Tebboune warned of a ‘counter-revolution’ that aims to undermine the process of rebuilding the country and stir instability through implementing unknown agendas.

In his speech at the opening of the government-governors meeting, the president said that the campaign launched to hold negligent officials to account will continue. In this context, Tebboune revealed that a figure smuggled millions of dollars abroad, possibly hinting at imprisoned businessman Ali Haddad.

According to the Algerian president, data showed that 80 percent of citizens are satisfied with the current security situation in the country, and its neutral positions from Libya and Syria.

The president rejected demands for a transitional phase and asked members of the government and governors to prepare for the referendum on a draft revision of the Constitution so that it becomes "consensual”.

Days earlier, Tebboune said the country was targeted by corrupt forces and warned of citizens falling prey to criminals.

He highlighted commitment to consultations to avoid social tension, especially that Algeria witnessed suspicious and violent incidents during the holiday season.

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