ElectionGudie

Sept. 7, 2007 Confirmed

15,462,362
Registered to Vote
Morocco

Kingdom of Morocco

Election for Majlis al-Mustacharin (Moroccan Chamber of Counselors)

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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: 33,241,259 (July 2007 est.)
  • Registered Voters: 15,462,362 (September 2007 )