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King appoints new Cabinet

King Mohammed VI has appointed a 39 strong Cabinet to be led by Saad Eddine El Othmani. The appointments come five months after the general election and following the appointment […]

King appoints new PM

Morocco’s King Mohammed VI has asked former foreign minister Saad Eddine El Othmani from the Justice and Development Party (PJD) to try and form a government. The move comes after […]

King sacks PM as post-election stalemate continues

King Mohammed VI of Morocco has decided to dismiss Prime Minister Abdelilah Benkirane. The decision was taken after the prime minister had failed, after five months, to form a new […]

King asks Abdelilah Benkirane to form a government

King Mohammed VI of Morocco has asked Secretary General of the Justice and Development Party (PJD) and current Prime Minister, Abdelilah Benkirane, to form a government. The constitution requires that […]

PJD increase their hold on Parliament

Prime Minister Abdelilah Benkirane’s Islamist Justice and Development Party (PJD) has emerged victorious after Friday’s general election although turnout was very low at just 43%. The PJD took 125 seats, […]

Low turnout expected in Morocco poll today

Morocco goes to the polls today to elect the 395 members of the House of Representatives. There are 15,702,592 eligible voters voting at more than 40,000 polling stations between 8 […]

Parliamentary 2016

An election to the Assembly of Representatives has been announced for 7 October 2016. Results will be announced here.

King opens parliament

King Mohammed VI of Morocco opened the first session of the fifth legislative year of the ninth legislature on Friday. Below is the King’s speech to parliamentarians as published on […]

Local election results

The ruling Justice and Development Party (PJD) have emerged as the party with the largest vote in Morocco’s municipal and regional elections last Friday. However, the results were mixed with […]

King to appoint four new Ministers after resignations

King Mohammed VI has accepted the resignation of three cabinet ministers, Minister of Relations with the Parliament and Civil Society, Minister Delegate to the Minister of Higher Education, Scientific Research […]

IMF completes Article IV consultation with Morocco

The International Monetary Fund (IMF) has completed its Article IV consultation with Morocco. The full press release as published on the IMF website is as follows; IMF Executive Board Concludes […]

Youth and Sports Minister dismissed

King Mohammed VI has dismissed his Minister of Youth and Sports, Mohammed Ouzzine, after failures over the preparation of the football pitch at Rabat Stadium for the FIFA Club World […]

Abdellah Baha killed in train accident

Abdellah Baha, A Minister of State and Vice-Secretary General of the ruling Justice and Development Party was killed when he was hit by a train on Sunday. Baha was a […]