The President of Algeria is elected every 5 years. However, the fairness of the elections are disputed , and the President of Algeria is unlikely to change until the current president's power wanes and another person has accumulated enough power and influence to take over.
Being gay in France prior to World War II was legal, but still highly stigmatized. There were, however, a few gay clubs. Gay people couldn't be openly gay in most areas, but some small communities tolerated it.