June 18, 2012, 5:45 p.m.
The National Democratic Institute (NDI) has published its final report evaluating the Moroccan 2011 legislative election. Following unprecedented popular protests earlier in the year, Morocco undertook a constitutional reform process that led to early legislative elections on November 25, 2011. The elections represented an early test of public attitudes about the reforms to date, and a potential opportunity for political leaders to channel new popular energy into electoral gains. To demonstrate international support for Morocco’s electoral process, the National Democratic Institute (NDI) organized an election observation mission that included the deployment of 45 pre-election, long-term, and short-term observers who monitored the process before, during, and after election day. Based on the observations of its delegation, NDI is pleased to share this final report, which presents the mission’s findings along with recommendations made in the spirit of international cooperation and aimed at supporting Morocco's ongoing efforts to further improve its electoral processes.