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How Powerful Is Morocco?
Published: 2016/08/13
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Published: 2014/02/20
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Part 1.  Free The Political Prisoners In Morocco.
Part 1. Free The Political Prisoners In Morocco.
Published: 2017/02/08
Channel: Richard Azzouz
Colonial State-Building in Morocco
Colonial State-Building in Morocco
Published: 2011/09/13
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Morocco's new PM forms coalition government
Published: 2017/03/26
Channel: Al Jazeera English
Where does power reside in Morocco? – Inside Story
Where does power reside in Morocco? – Inside Story
Published: 2017/03/26
Channel: Al Jazeera English
Russia: Putin discusses bilateral trade with King of Morocco
Russia: Putin discusses bilateral trade with King of Morocco
Published: 2016/03/15
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Political Round-Up: Buhari Speaks With King Of Morocco
Political Round-Up: Buhari Speaks With King Of Morocco
Published: 2017/03/02
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Why Do Algeria And Morocco Hate Each Other?
Why Do Algeria And Morocco Hate Each Other?
Published: 2015/04/21
Channel: NowThis World
Morocco Second (Official)
Morocco Second (Official)
Published: 2017/02/06
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Macron meets for dinner with King Mohammed VI in Morocco
Macron meets for dinner with King Mohammed VI in Morocco
Published: 2017/06/15
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Morocco constitutional reforms
Published: 2011/06/17
Channel: Al Jazeera English
Politics of Morocco
Politics of Morocco
Published: 2016/09/16
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rare interview king of morocco and george bush
Published: 2016/05/11
Channel: Jamal Ouakrim
Political reform pledged for Morocco
Political reform pledged for Morocco
Published: 2011/03/10
Channel: euronews (in English)
Inside Story - What
Inside Story - What's behind Morocco's street protests?
Published: 2017/05/19
Channel: Al Jazeera English
Spain and Morocco trade links soar
Spain and Morocco trade links soar
Published: 2015/10/01
Channel: CGTN Africa
Bill & Hillary Clinton Took Millions From Morocco For Political Influence
Bill & Hillary Clinton Took Millions From Morocco For Political Influence
Published: 2017/07/30
Channel: Jamarl Thomas
Morocco & Political Islam
Morocco & Political Islam
Published: 2016/03/26
Channel: oublidelinde
MOROCCO SECURITY
MOROCCO SECURITY
Published: 2016/09/28
Channel: TVC News
The Politics of Birth in Morocco
The Politics of Birth in Morocco
Published: 2015/10/08
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أخطر عصابات الدار البيضاء The most dangerous gangs in Casablanca in Morocco
أخطر عصابات الدار البيضاء The most dangerous gangs in Casablanca in Morocco
Published: 2013/10/19
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Analysis of the Electoral Manifestos of Morocco’s Political Parties
Analysis of the Electoral Manifestos of Morocco’s Political Parties
Published: 2017/02/15
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Free the political Prisoners In Morocco NOW!!!!
Free the political Prisoners In Morocco NOW!!!!
Published: 2017/09/21
Channel: Richard Azzouz
Morocco: France hails the King
Morocco: France hails the King's speech
Published: 2011/03/10
Channel: euronews (in English)
New round of Libyan Political dialogue in Morocco
New round of Libyan Political dialogue in Morocco
Published: 2015/03/10
Channel: UNSMIL - بعثة الأمم المتحدة للدعم في ليبيا
Ros-Lehtinen Says Morocco is an Example of Stability and Political Reform in a Volatile Region
Ros-Lehtinen Says Morocco is an Example of Stability and Political Reform in a Volatile Region
Published: 2014/04/09
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Morocco elections 2016: Ruling party fights to retain power
Morocco elections 2016: Ruling party fights to retain power
Published: 2016/10/05
Channel: Al Jazeera English
Civic Education and Political Reform in Morocco
Civic Education and Political Reform in Morocco
Published: 2012/10/29
Channel: Stanford
King Mohammed VI of Morocco begins China trip
King Mohammed VI of Morocco begins China trip
Published: 2016/05/12
Channel: CCTV English
Morocco Leads Muslim World in Women
Morocco Leads Muslim World in Women's Rights
Published: 2011/04/18
Channel: TheVJMovement
How political detention works in Morocco ?
How political detention works in Morocco ?
Published: 2014/05/30
Channel: Bilal Jouhari
Morocco election: Candidates vow to tackle unemployment
Morocco election: Candidates vow to tackle unemployment
Published: 2016/10/07
Channel: Al Jazeera English
Incredible see what actors and politics said about new gouvernement of morocco..!
Incredible see what actors and politics said about new gouvernement of morocco..!
Published: 2015/08/06
Channel: Mohamed Amine Saidi
Sue Hammell
Sue Hammell's statement on women in politics in Morocco
Published: 2016/07/27
Channel: BCNDPCaucus
Politics and Power in the Maghreb Algeria Tunisia and Morocco from Independence to the Arab Spring
Politics and Power in the Maghreb Algeria Tunisia and Morocco from Independence to the Arab Spring
Published: 2016/02/10
Channel: N Sadie
Morocco & Politics
Morocco & Politics
Published: 2012/02/22
Channel: 2theParrot
Libyan political rivals to meet in Morocco for talks
Libyan political rivals to meet in Morocco for talks
Published: 2015/08/27
Channel: CGTN Africa
The King, The Government - Morocco
The King, The Government - Morocco
Published: 2013/09/25
Channel: prayershorts
The Emergence of Nationalist Politics in Morocco The Rise of the Independence Party and the Struggle
The Emergence of Nationalist Politics in Morocco The Rise of the Independence Party and the Struggle
Published: 2016/03/04
Channel: Margareth
Politics and Power in the Maghreb Algeria Tunisia and Morocco from Independence to the Arab Spring
Politics and Power in the Maghreb Algeria Tunisia and Morocco from Independence to the Arab Spring
Published: 2015/12/21
Channel: J Ian
Chief of Government of Morocco Abdelilah Benkirane Interview
Chief of Government of Morocco Abdelilah Benkirane Interview
Published: 2015/06/04
Channel: Rehman Siddiq
Morocco
Morocco's ruling party hopes to push 2011 reforms
Published: 2016/10/13
Channel: Al Jazeera English
Morocco’s King Mohammed VI begins China trip
Morocco’s King Mohammed VI begins China trip
Published: 2016/05/11
Channel: CGTN Africa
Russia: Morocco
Russia: Morocco's Bourita praises Russia's role in Syria
Published: 2016/03/15
Channel: Ruptly TV
SIDI IFNI-Morocco
SIDI IFNI-Morocco
Published: 2008/08/29
Channel: bravaandbrava
Political Women in Morocco Then and Now
Political Women in Morocco Then and Now
Published: 2016/03/16
Channel: Damian. T
Majesty!  Morocco
Majesty! Morocco
Published: 2009/01/25
Channel: gaberini202
Libya
Libya's warring sides meet in Morocco to discuss political deal
Published: 2015/06/08
Channel: PressTV News Videos
Morocco signs deal for major Boeing hub
Morocco signs deal for major Boeing hub
Published: 2016/09/27
Channel: AFP news agency
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Politics of Morocco take place in a framework of a parliamentary constitutional monarchy, whereby the Prime Minister of Morocco is the head of government, and of a multi-party system. Executive power is exercised by the government. Legislative power is vested in both the government and the two chambers of parliament, the Assembly of Representatives of Morocco and the Assembly of Councillors. The Moroccan Constitution provides for a monarchy with a Parliament and an independent judiciary.

On June 17, 2011 King Mohamed VI announced a series of reforms that would transform Morocco into a constitutional monarchy.[1][2]

Executive branch[edit]

Main office holders
Office Name Party Since
King Mohammed VI 23 July 1999
Prime Minister Saadeddine Othmani Justice and Development Party 5 April 2017

The constitution grants the king extensive powers; he is both the secular political leader and the "Commander of the Faithful" as a direct descendant of the Prophet Mohammed. He presides over the Council of Ministers; appoints the Prime Minister following legislative elections, and on recommendations from the latter, appoints the members of the government. While the constitution theoretically allows the king to terminate the tenure of any minister, and after consultation with the heads of the higher and lower Assemblies, to dissolve the Parliament, suspend the constitution, call for new elections, or rule by decree, the only time this happened was in 1965. The King is formally the chief of the military. Upon the death of his father Mohammed V, King Hassan II succeeded to the throne in 1961. He ruled Morocco for the next 38 years, until he died in 1999. His son, King Mohammed VI, assumed the throne in July 1999.

Following the March 1998 elections, a coalition government headed by opposition socialist Abderrahmane Youssoufi and composed largely of ministers drawn from opposition parties, was formed. Prime Minister Youssoufi's government is the first government drawn primarily from opposition parties in decades, and also represents the first opportunity for a coalition of socialist, left-of-center, and nationalist parties to be included in the government until October 2002. It was also the first time in the modern political history of the Arab world that the opposition assumed power following an election. The current government is headed by Saadeddine Othmani.

Legislative branch[edit]

The legislature's building, in Rabat.

Since the constitutional reform of 1996, the bicameral legislature consists of two chambers. The Assembly of Representatives of Morocco (Majlis al-Nuwab/Assemblée des Répresentants) has 325 members elected for a five-year term, 295 elected in multi-seat constituencies and 30 in national lists consisting only of women. The Assembly of Councillors (Majlis al-Mustasharin) has 270 members, elected for a nine-year term, elected by local councils (162 seats), professional chambers (91 seats) and wage-earners (27 seats). The Parliament's powers, though limited, were expanded under the 1992 and 1996 constitutional revisions and include budgetary matters, approving bills, questioning ministers, and establishing ad hoc commissions of inquiry to investigate the government's actions. The lower chamber of Parliament may dissolve the government through a vote of no confidence.

Political parties and elections[edit]

On November 26, 2011 initial results of parliamentary elections were released. The moderate Islamist party, the Justice and Development Party (PJD), was projected to win the largest number of seats. However, the electoral rules were structured such that no political party could ever win more than 20 percent of the seats in the parliament.[3] The full results of the previous election appear as follows:

The ruling Justice and Development Party remained the largest party, winning 125 of the 395 seats in the House of Representatives (PJD), a gain of 18 seats compared to the 2011 elections. Abdelillah Benkirane was reappointed Prime Minister by the King on 10 October.[4] The Authenticity and Modernity Party (PAM) won 102 seats, and the rest of the seats were split among smaller parties.

Judicial branch[edit]

The highest court in the judicial structure is the Supreme Court, whose judges are appointed by the King. The Youssoufi government continued to implement a reform program to develop greater judicial independence and impartiality. Morocco is divided into 16 administrative regions; the regions are administered by the Walis and governors appointed by the King.

Administrative divisions[edit]

Since 2015 Morocco officially administers 12 regions: Béni Mellal-Khénifra, Casablanca-Settat, Dakhla-Oued Ed-Dahab, Drâa-Tafilalet, Fès-Meknès, Guelmim-Oued Noun, Laâyoune-Sakia El Hamra, Marrakech-Safi, Oriental, Rabat-Salé-Kénitra, Souss-Massa and Tanger-Tetouan-Al Hoceima.

Morocco is divided also into 13 prefectures and 62 provinces. Prefectures: Agadir-Ida Ou Tanane, Casablanca, Fès, Inezgane-Aït Melloul, Marrakesh, Meknès, Mohammedia, Oujda-Angad, Rabat, Safi, Salé, Skhirate-Témara and Tangier-Assilah. Provinces: Al Haouz, Al Hoceïma, Aousserd, Assa-Zag, Azilal, Benslimane, Béni-Mellal, Berkane, Berrechid, Boujdour, Boulemane, Chefchaouen, Chichaoua, Chtouka Aït Baha, Driouch, El Hajeb, El Jadida, El Kelâa des Sraghna, Errachidia, Es Semara, Essaouira, Fahs-Anjra, Figuig, Fquih Ben Salah, Guelmim, Guercif, Ifrane, Jerada, Kénitra, Khémisset, Khénifra, Khouribga, Laâyoune, Larache, Médiouna, Midelt, Moulay Yacoub, Nador, Nouaceur, Ouarzazate, Oued Ed-Dahab, Ouezzane, Rehamna, Safi, Sefrou, Settat, Sidi Bennour, Sidi Ifni, Sidi Kacem, Sidi Slimane, Tan-Tan, Taounate, Taourirt, Tarfaya, Taroudannt, Tata, Taza, Tétouan, Tinghir, Tiznit, Youssoufia and Zagora.

International organization affiliations[edit]

ABEDA, ACCT (associate), AfDB, AFESD, AL, AMF, AMU, EBRD, ECA, FAO, G-77, IAEA, IBRD, ICAO, ICCt, ICFTU, ICRM, IDA, IDB, IFAD, IFC, IFRCS, IHO (pending member), ILO, IMF, IMO, Intelsat, Interpol, IOC, IOM, ISO, ITU, NAM, OAS (observer), OIC, OPCW, OSCE (partner), UN, UNCTAD, UNESCO, UNHCR, UNIDO, UPU, WCO, WHO, WIPO, WMO, WToO, WTrO

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