Political affairs in Algeria have long been dominated by a closed elite based in the military and the ruling party, the National Liberation Front (FLN). While there are multiple opposition parties in Parliament, elections are distorted by fraud, and electoral processes are not transparent. Other concerns include the suppression of street protests, legal restrictions on media freedom, and rampant corruption. The rise of the Hirak protest movement in 2019 has put pressure on the regime, leading it to crack down on dissent in the following years.
Freedom in the World — Algeria Country Report
Algeria is rated Not Free in Freedom in the World 2023, Freedom House's annual study of political rights and civil liberties worldwide.
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