After more than a century of rule by France, Algerians fought through much of the 1950s to achieve independence in 1962. Abdelaziz Bouteflika, won the presidency in 1999 and won subsequent elections in 2004, 2009, and 2014. The government in 2011 introduced some political reforms in response to the Arab Spring, including lifting the 19-year-old state of emergency restrictions and increasing women's quotas for elected assemblies, while also increasing subsidies to the populace. Since 2014, Algeria’s reliance on hydrocarbon revenues to fund the government and finance the large subsidies for the population has fallen under stress because of declining oil prices. Life for Relief and Development had Supplied tents to displaced families after 2003 Earthquake.