Has Bouhadja’s Case Reached Its Conclusion?
Chairman of the People’s National Assembly, Said Bouhadja, decided to avoid escalation, as he said on Sunday that he is seriously considering the withdrawal from the presidency of the Lower Chamber of Parliament, after more than a week of escalation in the face of those who demanded his resignation, following the removal of the former General Secretary of the Council.
This statement is the first of its kind since the outbreak of the crisis, indicating that Said Bouhadja was convinced that the continuation under the circumstances of the lower chamber of parliament is no longer possible in light of the prevailing tension, which led to the freezing of the Council’s work.
Possibility of the resignation of the state’s fourth man came one day after the Prime Minister, Ahmed Ouyahia, spoke on behalf of its party, to call the Council’s chairman to step down, in order to preserve his dignity as a Moudjahid (war veteran), as quoted by Ouyahia in a press conference that was held, on Sunday, at the headquarters of Construction Workers Syndicate in Zeralda, on the occasion of a meeting of the members of his party.
Said Bouhadj fiercely responded to the criticism of Ouyahia and he accuse him of adopting the proposals of the former French Foreign Intelligence Officer and former Paris ambassador to Algeria, Bernard Bajolet, who worked hard in order to keep the generation of revolution from power to preserve the stability of the Algerian-French relationships, which was previously done by the former Foreign Minister, Bernard Kouchner, at the era of the former French President, Nicolas Sarkozy.
So far, for almost two weeks of conflict, the National People’s Assembly had no activity, which is a natural consequence of the blockage in the Zighoud Youssef building, which is demonstrated by freezing the work of the Bureau and the Standing Committees.
A statement that was issued by the Directorate of Information, Publishing and Printing of the Council, on Sunday, and as published by media, called on the journalists to cover a “training session” for the benefit of MPs, starting from Monday until Wednesday at the Lamaraz Hotel in Algiers Kouba neighborhood, to confirm that the crisis continues.
The council used to organize such courses in the Lower Chamber of Parliament, but it preferred to organize this activity outside the building of Zighoud Youssef, which gives a signal to Said Bouhadja that the conflict remains the master of the situation.