Tag: RNI

Post-election deadlock: Is a PJD, PAM rapprochement in sight?

March 20, 2017

Saad Dine El Othmani of the moderate Islamist PJD party, who was appointed by the King Head of the Government Friday, seems to have broken ... Read More

Saad Eddine El Othmani to Lead Negotiations to End Post-Electoral Deadlock

March 17, 2017

King Mohammed VI appointed Saad Eddine El Othmani, President of the national council of the Party for Justice and Development, Head of Government in place ... Read More

Benkirane to Unveil Cabinet, or Acknowledge Failure Soon

February 21, 2017

Leader of Morocco’s Justice and Development Party (PJD) Abdelilah Benkirane, entrusted by the king to name a new cabinet following his party’s win the October ... Read More

Election of Parliament Speaker Complicates Benkirane’s Bid to Form Coalition

January 17, 2017

Leftist MP Habib El Malki of the USFP party was elected Monday Speaker of the Lower House of Parliament amid fears that such a decision ... Read More

Moroccan Government Formation, Back to Square One

January 9, 2017

Stalemate is the word that describes the best the sterile negotiations over government formation in Morocco. Three months after the Islamist Justice and Development Party ... Read More

Morocco: Is a Political Crisis Looming as PJD Fails to Form Government?

November 22, 2016

Almost three months after the legislative elections of October 7, Morocco remains without a government. Secretary General of the Party for Justice and development and ... Read More

Akhannouch, New Secretary General of National Rally for Independents

October 30, 2016

Aziz Akhannouch was elected new secretary General of the National Rally for Independents succeeding Salah Eddine Mezouar who presented his resignation following the October 7 ... Read More

Proportion of Women in Moroccan Parliament Rises to 21%

October 14, 2016

Following the October 7 general elections, women’s percentage at the House of Representatives slightly rose to account for 21% of seats compared to 17% in ... Read More

Moderate Islamist Party Faces ‘Mission Impossible’ to Form Government Coalition

October 9, 2016

Morocco’s parliamentary elections unfolded with the incumbent moderate Islamist party, Justice and Development (PJD) coming first followed by liberal Authenticity and Modernity Party (PAM) in ... Read More

Morocco’s General Elections: Incumbent Party Leads a Tight Race Followed by Liberal PAM

October 8, 2016

Despite frustration with its economic policy and conservative stances, the preliminary count of the votes shows a victory of the moderate Islamist Justice and Development ... Read More