Algerian parties face leadership, allegiance changes
After several years in Algeria's presidential alliance, the Movement of Society for Peace (MSP) on Saturday (May 19th) opted to stay out of the next government, Tout sur l'Algerie reported.
The party's consultative assembly voted with 134 votes against and 35 votes for participation, deputy-chief, Abderezzak Mokri, told the paper. Instead, MSP decided to stay in opposition and to keep their commitments to their "Green Algeria Alliance" partners Ennahda and El Islah.
Meanwhile, members of the ruling National Liberation Front (FLN), which won the May 10th parliamentary elections, said Saturday that they had launched an impeachment procedure against the party's secretary-general, Abdelaziz Belkhadem, accusing him of nepotism, AFP reported.
"During a meeting in Algiers Saturday, 210 out of the 345 central committee members withdrew their confidence from Belkhadem," Boudjemaa Haichour, the leader of the party rebels, told AFP. "We only need 21 more signatures to call an extraordinary session of the central committee during which, he will be impeached," Haichour added.
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