ALGIERS, Aug. 13 (Xinhua) -- Three new political parties in Algeria have been granted authorization from the Ministry of Interior, the official APS news agency reported Monday.
The authorized parties are the Algerian Green Party for the Development (PAVD), the Party of the Faithful to the Country (PFP) and the Free Democratic Front (FDL), APS quoted a statement by the ministry as saying.
Meanwhile, seven new political parties have been allowed to hold their constituent congress before being accredited, it added.
The statement specified that the seven new parties "have met legal requirements" and therefore are allowed to hold their constituent congress.
The ministry further added that it is continuing the examination of other applications and is likely to authorize other parties.
Algeria is due to hold local elections on Nov. 29.
As part of political reforms launched by Algerian President Abdelaziz Bouteflika, more political parties are being accredited after a long stale period. Some 21 parties were approved in 2011 and participated in the parliamentary elections in May this year, which saw National Liberation Front and National Democratic Rally sweep the absolute majority of seats in the new parliament.