Algeria's presidency announces constitutional referendum for November 1

By: AFP      Published: 11:07 PM, 24 Aug, 2020
Algeria's presidency announces constitutional referendum for November 1

Algeria will hold a promised referendum on a revised constitution on November 1, the office of President Abdelmadjid Tebboune announced on Monday evening. 

After "consultations with the parties concerned, it was decided to set the date of 1 November 2020 for the holding of the referendum on the draft revision of the Constitution", the presidency said.

That date also marks the anniversary of the start of Algeria's 1954-1962 war for independence from France.