People's Municipal Assembly

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The People's Municipal Assembly (Arabic: المجلس الشعبي البلدي), is the political body governing the municipalities of Algeria. It is composed of an assembly (municipal council) elected on universal suffrage for five years. This assembly further elects a president, the president of the People's Municipal Assembly, which is the Algerian equivalent of a mayor. The last votes for the PMAs and the PPAs were on November 29, 2012. The building where this assembly is located is also called People's Municipal Assembly.