Algeria .. Consultative Committee for National Dialogue looking to get out of the political impasse
Algeria's mediation and national dialogue body on Saturday unveiled its advisory committee, which includes 41 national figures, including former ministers, university professors, experts and activists in the popular movement.
The committee will work to find a consensual approach to break the political impasse in the country.
Kareem Younis, General Coordinator of the Commission, said: “This committee is a proposal force for the work of the Commission, through consultation and expression of opinion.
Among the most prominent names included in the committee are three former ministers of youth and sports: Kamal Bouchama, Mohamed Aziz Darwaz and Mouldi Issawi.
A number of angry students gathered in front of the dialogue team and tried to storm the committee's headquarters in the center of the capital, chanting the slogan "No dialogue with the gangs," while a number of them later entered, and Karim Younis refused to force them out.
It is noteworthy that the mediation and national dialogue was formed by the interim President Abdelkader Bensalah on July 25, in order to search for solutions to the current political crisis, leading to the holding of presidential elections.
Algeria has been living since February 22 following popular rallies that prompted President Abdelaziz Bouteflika to step down in early April. The most prominent faces of his regime, such as former prime ministers Ahmed Ouyahia and Abdelmalek Sellal, have been jailed for corruption.