Algerian President Abdelmadjid Tebboune has confirmed that his country will hold early legislative elections following a referendum on a new constitution on the first of next November.

"We will hold legislative elections after the referendum," Tebboune said on state television, without specifying a date.

The Algerian president - who was elected to the post last December - had pledged to implement political and economic reforms in response to the demands of the massive protests that forced former President Abdelaziz Bouteflika to resign in April 2019.

The current parliament was elected in 2017 for a period of 5 years, and Bouteflika's allies hold an overwhelming majority.

Algerians vote in November on a new constitution that includes giving Parliament and the Prime Minister a greater role and providing more freedoms.

Mass protests erupted in February of last year against Bouteflika's bid for a new term in office after 20 years in power, in which protesters demanded the departure of the entire ruling elite.

The government banned the demonstrations last March, as part of measures to limit the spread of the Corona virus.