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Algeria: President Tebboune finally promulgates the 2021 finance law


##Algeria : #After a long stay in #Germany to be treated for #Covid-19, #Algerian #President #Abelmadjid #Tebboune resumed his activities by signing the finance law for 2021 on #Thursday, according to a press release from the presidency.

#Tebboune, 75, returned from #Berlin on #Tuesday before the #December 31 deadline, when he absolutely had to promulgate the new finance law.

The latter is part of a context of serious risk of economic slump in 2021, despite the optimistic comments of some officials, with the fall in the oil rent, a record budget deficit, the depletion of foreign exchange reserves, a liquidity crisis. and the fall of the dinar.

#According to forecasts from the #International #Monetary #Fund, #Algeria is expected to experience a 5.2% recession in 2020.

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#In its finance law for 2021, the government – which has promised a plan to revive the economy – figures the deficit at 2.700 billion dinars (17.6 billion euros) – against 2.380 billion dinars in 2020-, or nearly 14% of gross domestic product.


READ ALSO: #Algeria: #President #Tebboune back after two months of absence


#Adopted by both #Houses of #Parliament, the text provides for a decline in foreign exchange reserves to less than $ 47 billion in 2021, before a gradual recovery over the following two years.

#Tebboune also resumed his public functions by receiving the army chief of staff, #General #Saïd #Chengriha on #Wednesday.

The #Algerian president has a busy agenda.

#He still has to sign the decree promulgating the constitutional revision adopted by referendum on #November 1, in his absence.

#This reform of the fundamental charter – #Tebboune’s flagship project, supposed to build a “new #Algeria” – was approved by less than 15% of the electorate, with a historically low turnout.


READ ALSO: #Algeria: “#President #Tebboune is politically dead”, according to #Rachid #Nekkaz


The #Algerian president also ordered the development of a new electoral law to prepare for the next local and legislative elections.

#Finally, #Tebboune gave instructions to start the anti-coronavirus vaccination campaign “from #January”. #Algeria has ordered from #Russia – the old ally – a first batch of #Sputnik V vaccine.

The country had recorded #Wednesday evening nearly 100,000 cases of contamination, including 2,751 deaths.



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