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Algerian President Offers Jobless $100 Monthly Grant

INTERNATIONAL: Algeria will offer its jobless a monthly grant of 13,000 dinars ,around $100, a decision aimed at alleviating the economic crisis, President Abdelmadjid Tebboune has announced.

"The unemployed will receive a partial salary in order to preserve his dignity as a young man. It is 13,000 dinars, starting in March, and they will also benefit from health coverage," the president has said,

Abdelmadjid Tebboune was elected president in 2019 replacing Abdelaziz Bouteflika, and an amended constitution was approved in a referendum in 2020, many Algerians believe the security and military establishment still retains real power.

The establishment believes replacing the old president, parliament and constitution, coupled with the jailing of numerous Bouteflika cronies, is the best way to end the biggest crisis in decades.

PHOTO:  ALGERIAN PRESIDENT ABDELMADJID TEBBOUNE SAYING THAT THE UNEMPLOYED WILL BE GIVEN A MONTHLY GRANT / SHOTS OF THE CAPITAL ALGIERS 


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