Algeria lies in the northern portion of Africa mostly between latitudes 19 degrees and 37 degrees north. The coastal part of Algeria is hilly and mountainous. The climate in this land can be extremely hot all year.
The climate does feel more cool at night when the sun sets. There are great variations in daily temperatures in Algeria. There is abundant rainfall along the northern area of eastern Algeria. When it is necessary to travel further inland, the rainfall level is not as high. The climate in Algeria brings different changes, and the government also brings varied changes in the law.
The government in Algeria is run by a president that serves a five year term. The president can serve more than one five year term. The law used to limit the president to two five year terms, but the limitation was taken away in 2008.
The president serves as the head of the Council of Ministers and High Security Council in Algeria. The national age of voting is 18 in Algeria. In addition, the Parliament is composed of an upper and lower chamber.
Currently, Algeria has more than 40 political parties that are active in the land. Algeria has come a long way from its rough history of being invaded by several nations. It took many years for Algeria to gain its freedom from France. Before France, other countries had ruled Algeria.
The liberation from French law involved much blood shed among the population of Algeria. Men, women, and children shed their blood. Most of those killed were those in the military.
The nation of Algeria still has struggles in today’s modern culture. There are high rates of unemployment, poverty, and oppression. The people of Algeria are calling for more equal treatment from the government. They are demanding a change in how their country is run.