ElectionGudie

Nov. 25, 2011 Held

6,106,964
Voted
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Kingdom of Morocco

Election for Majlis al-Nuwab (Chamber of Representatives)

Results

35%
Voter
Turnout*
Cast Votes:6,106,964
Valid Votes:4,745,453
Invalid Votes:1,361,511

Parties:

Party Seats Won Seats Change Votes

Socialist Union of Popular Forces - - -

National Rally of Independents - - -

Popular Movement - - -

Istiqlal Party - - -

Party of Justice and Development - - -

Constitutional Union - - -

Front of Democratic Forces - - -

Party of Progress and Socialism - - -

More Info:

At stake in this election:

  • 325 seats in the Chamber of Representatives (Majlis al-Nuwab)

Description of government structure:

  • Chief of State: King MOHAMED VI
  • Head of Government: Prime Minister Abbas EL FASSI
  • 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 325 seats.

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 9-year terms*. In the Chamber of Representatives (Majlis al-Nuwab), 295 members are elected through a closed-list proportional representation system to serve 5-year terms and 30 members are reserved for women 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.

** 295 members are elected in 95 multi-seat constituencies. The thirty reserved seats are from a national list of women.

Main parties in the electoral race:

Population and number of registered voters:

  • Population: 31,968,361 (July 2011 est.)
  • Registered Voters: 13,420,631 (November 2011 )