ElectionGudie

Sept. 7, 2007 Held

5,721,073
Voted
Morocco

Kingdom of Morocco

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

Results

30%
Voter
Turnout*
Cast Votes:5,721,073
Valid Votes:4,634,070
Invalid Votes:1,087,003

Parties:

Party Seats Won Seats Change Votes

Party of Justice and Development 46 - 503,396

10.90%

Independence Party/Istiqlal Party 52 - 494,256

10.70%

Others 5 - 475,841

10.30%

National Rally of Independents 39 - 447,244

9.70%

Popular Movement 41 - 426,849

9.30%

Socialist Union of Popular Forces 38 - 408,945

8.90%

Constitutional Union 27 - 335,116

7.30%

Party of Progress and Socialism 17 - 248,103

5.40%

Front of Democratic Forces 9 - 207,982

4.50%

Democratic and Social Movement (MDS) 9 - 168,960

3.70%

Labour Party 5 - 140,224

3.00%

National Democratic Party 14 - 139,688

3.00%

Party of Environment and Development 5 - 131,524

2.90%

Union PADS-CNI-PSU 6 - 98,202

2.10%

Renewal and Equality Party (PRE) 4 - 83,516

1.80%

Moroccan Union for Democracy 2 - 76,795

1.70%

Socialist Party 2 - 67,786

1.50%

Initiative for Citizenship and Development 1 - 50,278

1.10%

Party of Rebirth and Virtue 1 - 36,781

0.80%

Alliance of Liberties 1 - 34,801

0.80%

Civil Forces 1 - 31,207

0.70%

More Info:

At stake in this election:

  • 325 seats in the Chamber of Representatives

Description of government structure:

  • Chief of State: King MOHAMED VI
  • Head of Government: Prime Minister Driss JETTOU
  • Assembly: Morocco has a bicameral Parliament consisting of the Chamber of Counselors with 270 seats and the Chamber of Representatives 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, 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:

  • Party: Socialist Union of Popular Forces / (USFP)
    • Leader: Mohammed EL-YAZGHI
    • Seats won in this Chamber of Representatives election: 38
    • Seats won in last Chamber of Representatives election: 50
  • Party: Independence Party/Istiqlal Party / (PI)
    • Leader: Abbas EL FASSI
    • Seats won in this Chamber of Representatives election: 52
    • Seats won in last Chamber of Representatives election: 48
  • 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: 41
  • Party: Party of Justice and Development / (PJD)
    • Leader: Saad Eddine EL OTHMAN
    • Seats won in this Chamber of Representatives election: 46
    • Seats won in last Chamber of Representatives election: 42
  • Party: Popular Movement / (MP)
    • Leader: Mohamed LAENSER
    • Seats won in this Chamber of Representatives election: 41
    • Seats won in last Chamber of Representatives election: 27
  • Party: Constitutional Union / (UC)
    • Leader: Mohamed ABIED
    • Seats won in this Chamber of Representatives election: 27
    • Seats won in last Chamber of Representatives election: 16
  • Party: Front of Democratic Forces / (FFD)
    • Leader: Thami EL KHYARI
    • Seats won in this Chamber of Representatives election: 9
    • Seats won in last Chamber of Representatives election: 12
  • Party: National Democratic Party / (PND)
    • Leader: Abdallah KADIRI
    • Seats won in this Chamber of Representatives election: 3
    • Seats won in last Chamber of Representatives election: 12
  • Party: Party of Progress and Socialism / (PPS)
    • Leader: Ismail ALAOUI
    • Seats won in this Chamber of Representatives election: 17
    • Seats won in last Chamber of Representatives election: 11

Population and number of registered voters:

  • Population: 31,011,322 (2007)
  • Registered Voters: 15,462,362 (September 2007)

Gender Data:

·         Female Population: 15,738,875 (2007)

·         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: 34 (following the 2007 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: 4,651,698 (est.)