Thousands of Algerians protested against the current government. Algiers, Algeria. 19 April 2019. Editorial credit: BkhStudio /


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 Hirak protest movement in 2019 put pressure on the regime to reform, but a crackdown on dissent in the following years has prevented large-scale demonstrations from continuing.

Freedom in the World 2023

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.