ElectionGudie

Sept. 27, 2002 Held

7,165,206
Voted
Morocco

Kingdom of Morocco

Election for Majlis al-Nuwab (Moroccan Chamber of Representatives)

Results

43%
Voter
Turnout*
Cast Votes:7,165,206
Valid Votes:5,936,370
Invalid Votes:1,228,836

Parties:

Party Seats Won Seats Change Votes

National Popular Movement 18 None

Socialist Union of Popular Forces 50 None

Democratic Party for Independence 2 None

Constitutional Union 16 None

National Democratic Party 12 None

Democratic Socialist Party 6 None

Democratic Forces Front 12 None

National Rally of Independents 41 None

Democratic Union 9 None

Party of Progress and Socialism 11 None

Social Democratic Movement 7 None

Party of Justice and Development 42 None

Popular Movement 27 None

Istiqlal Party 48 None

More Info:

At stake in this election:

  • 325 seats in the Chamber of Representatives (Chambre des Représentants)

Description of government structure:

  • Chief of State: King MOHAMED VI
  • Head of Government: Prime Minister Abderrahmane YOUSSOUFI
  • Assembly: Morocco has a bicameral Parliament consisting of the Chamber of Counselors with 270 seats and the Chamber of Representatives (Chambre des Représentants) with 325 seats.

Description of electoral system:

  • The King is hereditary.
  • The Prime Minister is appointed by the monarch.
  • In the Chamber of Counselors 270 members are elected by indirect vote to serve 9-year terms*. In the Chamber of Representatives (Chambre des Représentants), 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 3 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:

  • Party: Socialist Union of Popular Forces (USFP)
    • Leader: Abderrahmane YOUSSOUFI
    • Seats won in this Chamber of Representatives election: 50
    • Seats won in last Chamber of Representatives election: 57
  • Party: Istiqlal Party (IP)
    • Leader: Abbes EL-FASSI
    • Seats won in this Chamber of Representatives election: 48
    • Seats won in last Chamber of Representatives election: 32
  • Party: Party of Justice and Development (PJD)
    • Leader: Dr. Abdelkarim KHATIB
    • Seats won in this Chamber of Representatives election: 42
    • Seats won in last Chamber of Representatives election: 9
  • Party: National Rally of Independents (RNI)
    • Leader: Ahmed OSMAN
    • Seats won in this Chamber of Representatives election: 41
    • Seats won in last Chamber of Representatives election: 46
  • Party: Popular Movement (MP)
    • Leader: Mohamed LAENSER
    • Seats won in this Chamber of Representatives election: 27
    • Seats won in last Chamber of Representatives election: 40
  • Party: National Popular Movement (MNP)
    • Leader: Mahjoubi AHERNDANE
    • Seats won in this Chamber of Representatives election: 18
    • Seats won in last Chamber of Representatives election: 19
  • Party: Constitutional Union (UC)
    • Leader: Mohamed ABIED
    • Seats won in this Chamber of Representatives election: 16
    • Seats won in last Chamber of Representatives election: 50
  • Party: Democratic Forces Front (FFD)
    • Leader: Thami KHIARI
    • Seats won in this Chamber of Representatives election: 12
    • Seats won in last Chamber of Representatives election: 9
  • Party: National Democratic Party (PND)
    • Leader: Abdellah ELKADIRI
    • Seats won in this Chamber of Representatives election: 12
    • Seats won in last Chamber of Representatives election: 10
  • Party: Party of Progress and Socialism (PPS)
    • Leader: Ismail ALAOUI
    • Seats won in this Chamber of Representatives election: 11
    • Seats won in last Chamber of Representatives election: 9
  • Party: Democratic Union (UD)
    • Leader: N/A
    • Seats won in this Chamber of Representatives election: 10
    • Seats won in last Chamber of Representatives election: N/A
  • Party: Social Democratic Movement (MDS)
    • Leader: Mahmoud ARCHANE
    • Seats won in this Chamber of Representatives election: 7
    • Seats won in last Chamber of Representatives election: 32
  • Party: Democratic Socialist Party (PSD)
    • Leader: Aissa OUARDIGHI
    • Seats won in this Chamber of Representatives election: 6
    • Seats won in last Chamber of Representatives election: 5
  • Party: Democratic Party for Independence (PDI)
    • Leader: Abdelwahed MAACH MAACH
    • Seats won in this Chamber of Representatives election: 2
    • Seats won in last Chamber of Representatives election: 1
  • Party: Others
    • Leader: N/A
    • Seats won in this Chamber of Representatives election: 23
    • Seats won in last Chamber of Representatives election: N/A

Last Parliamentary election:

  • Parliamentary elections were last held November 14, 1997.

Population and number of registered voters:

  • Population: 29,535,591 (2002)
  • Registered Voters: 13,884,467 (2002)

Gender Data:

·         Female Population: 14,928,538 (2002)

·         Is Morocco a signatory to CEDAW: No

·         Has Morocco ratified CEDAW: Yes, accession (21 June 1993)

·         Gender Quota: Yes

·         Female candidates in this election: Yes 

·         Number of Female Parliamentarians: 35 (following the 2002 elections)

·         Human Development Index Position: 126 (2014)

·         Social Institutions and Gender Index (SIGI) Categorization: Low (2014)

Disability Data:

·         Is Morocco a signatory to CRPD: Yes (30 March 2007)

·         Has Morocco ratified CRPD: Yes (8 April 2009)

·         Population with a disability: 4,430,338 (est.)