ALGIERS – President of the National Independent Authority for Election (ANIE) Mohamed Charfi said on Wednesday that the bill revising the electoral law would lead to the establishment of a new instrument that would uproot "corruption and fraud."
The fight against corruption is mainly focused on the financing of electoral campaigns, he said, adding that the new bill will provide for the establishment of "an Independent Committee which will be supervised by the ANIE," and composed of members in charge of watching the respect for ethics and good governance within the State.
They would oversee the Council of the State, the Court of Auditors and the Supreme Court, he said.
The Independent Committee will work, according to Charfi, "to audit the financing of the months-long electoral campaign."
More explicitly, he said that "the reimbursement of the funds of the electoral campaign will depend on the Constitutional Court,” created as part of the latest amendment to the country's Constitution.
Among the conditions contained in the new bill on elections, Charfi cited "the companies, in other words, money influence, which will no longer be able to finance a candidate for election, whatever his quality."