The Algerian President buried a draft law on deprivation of nationality on Sunday, which caused many repercussions in the country.
largeAfter weeks of arguing about the subject of the anti-national protest movement and demonstrations, the Algerian government waived its defense of the deprivation of nationality bill. The bill provides for the deprivation of the rights of Algerians among overseas diasporas, especially for acts that “damage national interests”. President Abdelmadjid Tebboune announced on Sunday, April 4, that the text had been “withdrawn” due to “its misunderstanding.”
Abdelmadjid Tebboune pointed out in the TV intervention: “Dual citizenship or multiple citizenship is not a crime. We respect this because it should bring extra points to the country of origin in a climate with nationalist characteristics.” He added: “This The procedures only deal with issues that endanger the national security that we will defend in one way or another.”
This amendment to the Nationality Law was proposed in early March and triggered strong protests as the anti-regime protest movement Chirac resumed weekly demonstrations with the support of the majority of Algerian diaspora.
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In 2005, the parliament voted unanimously to pass a decree that recognizes dual citizenship. Although dual citizenship was banned before 2005, the Algerian authorities tolerated dual citizenship, especially for Franco-Algerian dual citizenship.