Capital : Algiers
Area: 2,381,000 km2
Population: 47 million
Languages: Arabic, Tamazight, French
Political Party in Government: National Liberation Front
Current Head of State/Prime Minister/President:
Previous Head of State: Abdelkader Bensalah
Parties of Opposition: National Rally for Democracy, El Binaa
Opposition Leaders: Tayeb Zitouni, Abdelkader Bengrina
Algeria's hard-won independence in 1962 became a symbol across Africa against colonialism. The country endured a civil war from 1991 until 2002, when peace efforts were rewarded with a fragile democratic, which has gradually matured into a pluralistic government, albeit not without criticism.
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