“Holding the presidential elections will foil attempts to prolong the crisis,” Gaid Salah said in a speech.
Salah warned of a constitutional vacuum if the elections were postponed and called for stepping up the formation of an independent commission to organise and supervise the vote.
Weeks of protests and pressure from the influential military forced long-time ruler Abdelaziz Bouteflika to resign in March.
Since then, demonstrators have called on senior Bouteflika allies to step down, including interim President Abdelkader Bensalah and Prime Minister Noureddine Bedoui.
On Friday, protesters voiced their opposition to holding the polls as scheduled while Bensalah and Bedoui are in power.
Algeria, an energy-rich North African country, was governed by Bouteflika for two decades.https://nnn.ng/algerias-army-chief-elections-are-the-way-out-of-current-crisis/
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