Algiers - Independent Maghreb Press Agency - President of the Republic of Algeria, Mr. Abdelaziz Bouteflika, has called on his people for high turnout in the upcoming legislative elections, scheduled for 10 May.
"I hope that the upcoming general election will be marked by high turnout among the children of the nation with as much enthusiasm as in 1962 when they go to the polls for the referendum on self-determination," said President Bouteflika in a message on the occasion of the 50th anniversary of the Victory Day.
Algerian President also hoped that "Algerian women, who were in the vanguard during the events marking the victory days and during the struggle for victory, will be actively involved in the legislative elections as voters as well as candidates."
President Bouteflika was appointed minister of youth, sports, and tourism shortly after independence in1962, foreign minister in 1963, president of the 29th UN General Assembly in1974-75, adviser to President Chadli Benjedid in 1979. He elected as a president of the Algerian Republic in 1999. And he was reelected in 2004 and 2009.