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Monday, 08 August 2022 04:34 GMT

Algerian Party Chief to CNN: Morocco Respects Democracy Unlike Algeria

(MENAFN- Morocco World News) ;">Taroudant – Saad Abdallah Djaballah an Algerian politician and chairman of the Front for Justice and Development (Al-Adala) party discussed with CNN Arabic how Islamists have succeeded in Morocco after failing to obtain power in Algeria due to Morocco's more democratic system.

In an interview with the Arabic edition of CNN Djaballah said that 'Morocco is developing because it respects democracy' while 'Algeria failed because it aborted [democracy].'

Responding to the question 'Why did the Islamists obtain power in Morocco and fail to in Algeria?' the Islamist politician said that 'Morocco did not falsify the election results and has not aborted the electoral and democratic process' in a reference to the Moroccan experience of the Islamist Justice and Development (PJD) party.

The Algerian politician added that the Islamist experience in Algeria preceded that of Morocco by decades but that Islamists in Algeria were not able to obtain power in government.

'In Algeria in 1991 the Islamists won the elections but the regime ruined the electoral process and annulled the results”Djaballah said.

When asked to diagnose the Algerian crisis the politician responded that 'the Algerian regime is itself a crisis.'

Djaballah told CNN about his hopelessness about prospects for democracy in Algeriain the presence of “tyrant rulers” referring to the Algerian generals that rule the country. Djaballah holds these officials responsible for the country's deteriorating situation.

Djaballah has been known for his political activism in Algeria since the 1970s. He was previously imprisoned for almost two years and survived two assassination attempts.

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