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The People’s Democratic Republic of Algeria | ASHARQ AL-AWSAT English Archive 2005 -2017
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• 1954: Beginning of Algerian war. • 1962: Algeria gains independence from France with Ferhat Abbas as president. • 1963: Ahmed Ben Bella becomes president. • 1963: Algeria fights Morocco in the Sand War. • 1965: Ben Bella is overthrown by Houari Boumedienne. • 1992: President Chadli Bendjedid resigns and Algeria is governed by a High Council of State to avoid an Islamist victory in elections. • 1999: Abdelaziz Bouteflika is elected president. He announces a civil concord and releases political prisoners. • 2008: The limit on a president serving a maximum of two terms is lifted. • 2009: Bouteflika is re-elected. • 2011: Following protests, the 19-year-old state of emergency is lifted and political and constitutional reform is promised.



Official Name: People’s Democratic Republic of Algeria
President: Abdulaziz Bouteflika
Prime Minister: Abdelmalek Sellal
Deputy Prime Minister: Fahd Bin Mahmoud Al Said