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Politics of Morocco

Politics of Morocco
Political parties in Morocco
Elections in Morocco Political parties in Morocco lists political parties in Morocco. ... Politics of Morocco Categories: Election related stubs | Elections in Morocco ...

The Moroccan Constitution provides for a monarchy with a Parliament and an independent judiciary. Ultimate authority rests with the King. He presides over the Council of Ministers; appoints the Prime Minister following legislative elections; appoints all members of the government taking into account the Prime Minister's recommendations; and may, at his discretion, terminate the tenure of any minister, dissolve the Parliament, call for new elections, or rule by decree. The King is the head of the military and the country's religious leader. 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 his own death in 1999. His son, King Mohammed VI, assumed the throne in July 1999. For related meanings see also Monarch (disambiguation) A monarchy, (from the Greek monos, one, and archein, to rule) is a form of government that has a monarch as Head of State. ... The debating chamber or hemicycle of the European Parliament in Brussels. ... The judiciary, also referred to as the judicature, consists of justices, judges and magistrates among other types of adjudicators. ... A prime minister may be either: the chief or leading member of the cabinet of the top-level government in a country having a parliamentary system of government; or the official, in countries with a semi-presidential system of government, appointed to manage the civil service and execute the directives... Sultan Mohammed V of Morocco visiting Lawrence Livermore Lab, United States, in 1957 Mohammed V (August 10, 1909–February 26, 1961) was Sultan of Morocco from 1927 to 1961. ... Hassan II (July 9, 1929-July 23, 1999) was King of Morocco from 1961 to his death. ... 1961 was a common year starting on Sunday (link will take you to calendar). ... 1999 is a common year starting on Friday of the Common Era, and was designated the International Year of Older Persons by the United Nations. ... US President George W. Bush talks with His Majesty King Mohammed VI of Morocco in the Oval Office Tuesday, April 23 2002 His Majesty King Mohammed VI (Arabic: الملك محمد السادس للمغرب) a. ... 1999 is a common year starting on Friday of the Common Era, and was designated the International Year of Older Persons by the United Nations. ...


Since the constitutional reform of 1996, the bicameral legislature consists of a lower chamber, the Chamber of Representatives (Majlis al-Nuwab/Assemblée des Répresentants), which is directly elected and an upper chamber, the Chamber of Counselors (Majlis al-Mustasharin/Chambre des conseillers), whose members are indirectly elected through various regional, local, and professional councils. The councils' members themselves are elected directly. 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. 1996 is a leap year starting on Monday of the Gregorian calendar, and was designated the International Year for the Eradication of Poverty. ... 1992 is a leap year starting on Wednesday of the Gregorian calendar. ... 1996 is a leap year starting on Monday of the Gregorian calendar, and was designated the International Year for the Eradication of Poverty. ... Budget generally refers to a list of all planned expenses. ... A bill is a proposal introduced within a legislature to be read as part of procedure to become a law. ... A Motion of No Confidence, also called Motion of Non Confidence is a parliamentary motion traditionally put before a parliament by the opposition in the hope of defeating or embarrassing a government. ...


In March 1998, King Hassan named a coalition government headed by opposition socialist leader Abderrahmane Youssoufi and composed largely of ministers drawn from opposition parties. 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. The current government is headed by Driss Jettou, who is not a member of any party. 1998 is a common year starting on Thursday of the Gregorian calendar, and was designated the International Year of the Ocean. ... For information on mainstream political parties using the term Socialist, see Social democracy and Democratic socialism,For the governments of the USSR, the PRC, and others, see: Communist state, Other variants of Socialism include Marxism, Communism, and Libertarian Socialism. ... Categories: Stub | Moroccan people ...


The highest court in the judicial structure is the Supreme Court, whose judges are appointed by the King. The Youssoufi government continues 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.


Country name:
conventional long form: Kingdom of Morocco
conventional short form: Morocco
local long form: Al Mamlakah al Maghribiyah (Arabic: المملكة المغربيّة)
local short form: Al Maghrib (Arabic: المغرب)


Data code: MO


Government type: constitutional monarchy


Capital: Rabat (Arabic: الرّباط) For the Maltese city on Gozo Island which can also be called Rabat, see Victoria, Malta. ...


Administrative divisions:


Morocco is divided into 37 provinces and 2 wilayas*: Agadir, Al Hoceima, Azilal, Beni Mellal, Ben Slimane, Boulemane, Casablanca*, Chaouen, El Jadida, El Kelaa des Sraghna, Er Rachidia, Essaouira, Fes, Figuig, Guelmim, Ifrane, Kenitra, Khemisset, Khenifra, Khouribga, Laayoune, Larache, Marrakech, Meknes, Nador, Ouarzazate, Oujda, Rabat-Sale*, Safi, Settat, Sidi Kacem, Tangier, Tan-Tan, Taounate, Taroudannt, Tata, Taza, Tetouan, Tiznit; three additional provinces of Ad Dakhla (Oued Eddahab), Boujdour, and Es Smara as well as parts of Tan-Tan and Laayoune fall within Moroccan-claimed Western Sahara Agadir Agadir Agadir is a city in southwest Morocco. ... Al Hoceima is a port in the Rif, and its main city. ... Ben Slimane is the name of both a province and a town in Morocco. ... Hassan II Mosque Casablanca (Arabic: الدار البيضاء, pronounced Dar-al-Baida) is a city in western Morocco, located on the Atlantic Ocean. ... The ramparts of Essaouira Essaouira is a city and tourist resort in Morocco, near Marrakesh at 31° 30′ 47″ N 9° 46′ 11″ W History Archeological research has shown that Essaouira was occupied since prehistorical times. ... This article is about the city Fes in Morocco. ... Kenitra is a city of Morocco, formerly known as Port Lyautey. ... Khouribga : a city in Morocco with a population of 152,090. ... Laâyoune Laâyoune, also El Aaiún, is the unofficial capital of Western Sahara, a former Spanish country now mostly controlled and occupied by Morocco. ... Larache is a port city (1960 population 42000) located in northern Morocco on the Atlantic Ocean. ... Marrakech (مراكش marrākish), known as the Pearl of the South, is a city in southwestern Morocco in the foothills of the Atlas Mountains. ... Meknes is a city in northern Morocco 130 kilometres from the capital Rabat and 60 kilometres from Fes. ... Missing image Nador Nador city, northeastern Morocco in the Rif. ... Oujda is a city in eastern Morocco with an estimated population of half a million inhabitants. ... Asfi (french Safi) is a city located in western Morocco, by the Atlantic Ocean. ... View toward the Mediterranean Tangier (in Berber and Arabic Tanja طنچة, in Spanish Tánger and in French Tanger) is a city of northern Morocco with a population of 350,000, or 550,000 including suburbs. ... Tan-Tan is a city in Morocco, in Province de Tan-Tan. ... Taroudant Taroudant (Arabic, تارودانت) (Called the Grandmother of Marrakech) is a Moroccan city at the southern part of the country. ... Tata may mean: Tata Group, a company in India Tata Steel, an important component of the group J. R. D. Tata, pioneer aviator and founder of companies Jamshetji Tata, known as the father of Indian industry Tata Airlines, now Air India Tata family, an influential family of India Tata Institute... Taza is a city in northern Morocco, about 100 km east of Fez. ... Tétouan (Arabic: Titwan or Tittawen) is the capital and cultural centre of the region Tanga (Tangiers) in the north of Morocco. ... Tiznit, or Tiznet, is a city in southern Morocco, founded in 1881 by Moulay Hassan. ... Dakhla, or Ad Dakhla (formerly Villa Cisneros) is a city in Morocco, its a town of about 30,000 inhabitants and is about 550 km south of Laayoune on the Atlantic Coast. ... Smara, also Semara, is a city (50,000 in 1999) in the disputed region of Western Sahara, Morocco. ... Tan-Tan is a city in Morocco, in Province de Tan-Tan. ... Laâyoune Laâyoune, also El Aaiún, is the unofficial capital of Western Sahara, a former Spanish country now mostly controlled and occupied by Morocco. ...


note: as part of a 1997 decentralization/regionalization law passed by the legislature 16 new regions (provided below) were created although full details and scope of the reorganization are limited : Casablanca, Chaouia-Ourdigha, Doukkala-Abda, Fes-Boulmane, Gharb-Chrarda-Beni Hssen, Guelmim-Es Smara, Laayoune-Boujdour-Sakia El Hamra, Marrakech-Tensift-El Haouz, Meknes-Tafilalet, Oriental, Oued Eddahab-Lagouira, Rabat-Sale-Zemmour-Zaer, Souss-Massa-Draa, Tadla-Azilal, Tangier-Tetouan, Taza-Al Hoceima-Taounate Hassan II Mosque Casablanca (Arabic: الدار البيضاء, pronounced Dar-al-Baida) is a city in western Morocco, located on the Atlantic Ocean. ...


Independence: March 2, 1956 (from France) March 2 is the 61st day of the year in the Gregorian Calendar (62nd in leap years). ... 1956 was a leap year starting on Sunday of the Gregorian calendar. ...


National holiday: Throne Day or Sete de Throne July 30 (1999) (anniversary of King MOHAMED VI's accession to the throne) July 30 is the 211th day (212th in leap years) of the year in the Gregorian Calendar, with 154 days remaining. ...


Constitution: March 10, 1972, revised September 4, 1992, amended (to create bicameral legislature) September 1996 March 10 is the 69th day of the year in the Gregorian Calendar (70th in Leap years). ... 1972 was a leap year that started on a Saturday. ... September 4 is the 247th day of the year (248th in leap years). ... 1992 is a leap year starting on Wednesday of the Gregorian calendar. ...


Legal system: based on Islamic law and French and Spanish civil law system; judicial review of legislative acts in Constitutional Chamber of Supreme Court


Suffrage: 21 years of age; universal


Executive branch:
chief of state: King Mohammed VI (الملك محمد السادس للمغرب) (since 23 July 1999)
head of government: Prime Minister Driss Jettou (since 9 October 2002)
cabinet: Council of Ministers appointed by the monarch
elections: none; the monarch is hereditary; prime minister appointed by the monarch following legislative elections US President George W. Bush talks with His Majesty King Mohammed VI of Morocco in the Oval Office Tuesday, April 23 2002 His Majesty King Mohammed VI (Arabic: الملك محمد السادس للمغرب) a. ... July 23 is the 204th day (205th in leap years) of the year in the Gregorian Calendar, with 161 days remaining. ... 1999 is a common year starting on Friday of the Common Era, and was designated the International Year of Older Persons by the United Nations. ... Categories: Stub | Moroccan people ... October 9 is the 282nd day of the year (283rd in Leap years). ... 2002 is a common year starting on Tuesday of the Gregorian calendar. ...


Legislative branch: bicameral Parliament consists of an upper house or Chamber of Counselors (270 seats; members elected indirectly by local councils, professional organizations, and labor syndicates for nine-year terms; one-third of the members are renewed every three years) and a lower house or Chamber of Representatives (325 seats; members elected by popular vote for five-year terms)


Judicial branch: Supreme Court, judges are appointed on the recommendation of the Supreme Council of the Judiciary, presided over by the monarch


Political parties and leaders:

Action Party or PA [Ahmed ABAKIL]
Constitutional Union or UC [Abdellatif SEMLALI]
Democratic Forces Front or FFD [Thami KHIARI]
Democratic Socialist Party or PSD [Issa al-OUARDIGHI]
Democratic Party for Independence or PDI [Thami el-OUAZZANI, Said BOUACHRINE]
Istiqlal Party or IP [Abbas EL-FASSI]
Labor Party or UT [leader NA]; National Democratic Party or PND [Mohamed Arsalane EL-JADIDI]
National Popular Movement or MNP [Mahjoubi AHARDANE]
National Rally of Independents or RNI [Ahmed OSMAN]
Organization of Democratic and Popular Action or OADP [Mohamed BENSAID]
Party of Progress and Socialism or PPS [Moulay Ismail al ALAOUI]
Popular Constitutional and Democratic Movement or MPCD [Dr. Abdelkarim al-KHATIB]
Popular Movement or MP [Mohamed LAENSER]
Social Democratic Movement or MDS [Mahmoud ARCHANE]
Socialist Union of Popular Forces or USFP [Abderrahmane YOUSSOUFI]

Political pressure groups and leaders:

Association of Popular Trade Unions or ADP [leader NA]
Democratic Confederation of Labor or CDT [Noubir AMAOUI]
Democratic National Trade Union or USND [leader NA]
Democratic Trade Union or SD [leader NA]
General Union of Moroccan Workers or UGTM [Abderrazzak AFILAL]
Labor Union Commissions or CS [leader NA]
Moroccan National Workers Union or UNMT [leader NA]
Moroccan Union of Workers or UTM [Mahjoub BENSEDIQ]
Party of Shura and Istiqla [Abdelwaheb MAASH]

International organization participation:


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