The People's Municipal Assembly (also known by its French acronym APW [short for Assemblée populaire de wilaya]) is the political body governing the provinces of Algeria. It is composed of an assembly elected on universal suffrage for five years. This assembly further elects a president, the president of the People's Provincial Assembly. The highest person in the administrative pyramid of the provinces is the Wāli, the Muslim equivalent of a governor, which is chosen by the president. The last votes for the PMAs and the PPAs where on November 29th, 2007.
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