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Morocco

Kingdom of Morocco

32,649,130 4

Population (as of July 1, 2013)

Elections in our database

13,420,631 51.89%

Registered Voters (as of Nov. 1, 2011)

Average Turnout

Name Official Name Type
Chamber of Representatives Majlis al-Nuwab Lower House
King King Head of State
Prime Minister Prime Minister Head of Government
Chamber of Counselors Majlis al-Mustacharin Upper House

Description of government structure:

  • Chief of State: King MOHAMED VI
  • Head of Government: Prime Minister Abdelilah BENKIRANE **
  • Assembly: Morocco has a bicameral Parliament (Barlaman) consisting of the Chamber of Counselors (Majlis al-Mustacharin) with 270 seats and the Chamber of Representatives (Majlis al-Nuwab) with 395 seats.

** The monarch is required to choose the prime minister from the largest party in parliament.

Description of electoral system:

  • The King is the hereditary head of state.
  • The Prime Minister is appointed by the monarch. The monarch is required to choose the prime minister from the largest party in parliament.
  • In the Chamber of Counselors (Majlis al-Mustacharin) 270 members are elected by indirect vote to serve 6-year terms*. In the Chamber of Representatives (Majlis al-Nuwab), 305 members are elected by proportional representation in multi-member constituencies. to serve 5-year terms and 90 members are elected by proportional representation to serve 5-year terms.**

* Members are elected indirectly by local councils, professional organizations, and labor syndicates. One-third of the members are renewed every three years.

** 305 members are elected in 92 multi-seat constituencies. The remaining seats are elected through a national list, with 60 seats being reserved for women, and 30 seats reserved for men under the age of 40.

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Elections

Election For Date Votes Registered Voters Turn Out
Chamber of Representatives 2002-09-27 7,165,206 13,884,467 51.61%
Chamber of Representatives 2007-09-07 5,721,073 15,462,362 37.0%
Referendum 2011-07-01 9,881,922 13,451,404 73.46%
Chamber of Representatives 2011-11-25 6,106,964 13,420,631 45.5%

Voter Turnout