Algeria is a semi-presidential republic, where the President is head of state while the Prime Minister is the head of government.
Legislative power in Algeria is used by the two chambers of parliament, the People’s National Assembly and the Council of the Nation.
Algeria is a multi-party state. To date with more than 40 legal political parties activating.
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President Abdelaziz Bouteflika resigned on 2nd April, 2019. The Parliament designated the Upper House Speaker, M. Abdelkader Bensalah, as interim Head of State on 9th April, 2019 for a maximum period of 90 days, during which presidential elections shall be organized.