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    Algeria Government - 1989
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    SOURCE: 1989 CIA WORLD FACTBOOK

      Long-form name: Democratic and Popular Republic of Algeria

      Type: republic

      Capital: Algiers

      Administrative divisions: 31 provinces (wilayat, singular--wilaya); Adrar, Alger, Annaba, Batna, Bechar, Bejaia, Biskra, Blida, Bouira, Constantine, Djelfa, El Asnam, Guelma, Jijel, Laghouat, Mascara, Medea, Mostaganem, M'sila, Oran, Ouargla, Oum el Bouaghi, Saida, Setif, Sidi Bel Abbes, Skikda, Tamanrasset, Tebessa, Tiaret, Tizi Ouzou, Tlemcen; note--there may now be 48 provinces with El Asnam abolished, and the addition of 18 new provinces named Ain Delfa, Ain Temouchent, Bordjbou, Boumerdes, Chlef, El Bayadh, El Oued, El Tarf, Illizi, Jijel, Khenchela, Mila, Naama, Relizane, Souk Ahras, Tindouf, Tipaza, Tissemsilt

      Independence: 5 July 1962 (from France)

      Constitution: 19 November 1976, effective 22 November 1976

      Legal system: socialist, based on French and Islamic law; judicial review of legislative acts in ad hoc Constitutional Council composed of various public officials, including several Supreme Court justices; Supreme Court divided into four chambers; has not accepted compulsory ICJ jurisdiction

      National holiday: Anniversary of the Revolution, 1 November (1954)

      Branches: executive; unicameral legislature (National People's Assembly); judiciary

      Leaders: @m5Chief of State--President Chadli BENDJEDID (since 7 February 1979); @m5Head of Government--Prime Minister Kasdi MERBAH (since 6 November 1988)

      Suffrage: universal at age 18

      Elections: last held--presidential, 22 December 1988; legislative, 26 February 1987

      Political parties and leaders: National Liberation Front (FLN), Col. Chadli Bendjedid, chairman; Abdel Hamid Mehri, secretary general

      Communists: 400 (est.); Communist party banned 1962

      Member of: AfDB, AIOEC, Arab League, ASSIMER, CCC, FAO, G-77, GATT (de facto), IAEA, IBRD, ICAO, IDA, IDB--Islamic Development Bank, IFAD, ILO, IMF, IMO, INTELSAT, ILZSG, INTERPOL, IOOC, ITU, NAM, OAPEC, OAU, OIC, OPEC, UN, UNESCO, UPU, WHO, WIPO, WMO

      Diplomatic representation: Ambassador Mohamed SAHNOUN; Chancery at 2118 Kalorama Road NW, Washington DC 20008; telephone (202) 328-5300; US--Ambassador Christopher W. S. ROSS; Embassy at 4 Chemin Cheich Bachir Brahimi, Algiers (mailing address is B. P. Box 549, Alger-Gare, 16000 Algiers); telephone �213� (2) 601-425 or 255, 186; there is a US Consulate in Oran

      Flag: two equal vertical bands of green (hoist side) and white with a red \ five-pointed star within a red crescent; the crescent, star, and color green are traditional symbols of Islam (the state religion)

      NOTE: The information regarding Algeria on this page is re-published from the 1989 World Fact Book of the United States Central Intelligence Agency. No claims are made regarding the accuracy of Algeria Government 1989 information contained here. All suggestions for corrections of any errors about Algeria Government 1989 should be addressed to the CIA.

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