Algerian President Teben signed the amendment to the Algerian Constitution on January 1.
The amendment to the original constitution to reflect some of the demands made by the Algerian people during the mass protests in 2019 was Teben’s promise during his presidential election that year.
It is reported that the main contents of the amendment include limiting the presidential term to two terms, checking and balancing the powers of government departments, establishing the Independent Electoral Commission and combating corruption.
After taking office at the end of 2019, Teben began to promote constitutional amendment.
The draft constitutional amendment was approved by Parliament in September 2020 and passed with 66.8% approval in a referendum held in November of that year.