Algeria: Politics and Government Essay by Mark

Algeria: Politics and Government
A look at the political and governmental issues in Algeria.
# 3507 | 1,090 words | 6 sources | 2001 | US
Published on Sep 20, 2003 in Ethnic Studies (Africa) , History (African)

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This paper discusses the political situation and governmental structure of Algeria, a country that was a French colony before 1962. The country is still struggling to develop a stable form of government and has encountered numerous crises in the past few years. The author discusses some of these difficulties.

From the Paper:

"Algeria gained independence from France in 1962 after seven years of war and since then has witnessed many conflicts and crisis. It is socialist republic and Islam is the state religion. The country was in a state of transition when in the early half of 1990s; Algeria encountered the first major fundamentalist backlash, which was instigated by Islamic Salvation Front (FIS), now the major political force in the country though the only legal party is National Liberation Front (FLN).'

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