ElectionGudie

Sept. 27, 2002 Confirmed

13,884,467
Registered to Vote
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Kingdom of Morocco

Election for Majlis al-Mustacharin (Chamber of Counselors)

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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: 30,645,305 (July 2001 est.)
  • Registered Voters: 13,884,467 ( 2002 )