On November 25, Moroccans went to the polls to cast their vote in historic parliamentary elections following the adoption of broad Constitutional reforms in July. Nearly 4,000 Moroccan, US, and international observers, including the National Democratic Institute and Morocco’s National Human Rights Council, worked with Moroccan civil society leaders to train and assist in carrying out the elections as well as ensure against irregularities on election day.
So what are Morocco’s Constitutional reforms and how will they strengthen the country’s democracy? How is Morocco’s reform process unique in the region? What did the elections mean for women and youth in Morocco? Who won the most seats? And will His Majesty King Mohammed VI really transfer significant powers to elected leaders? For these answers and more, check out FAQ: Morocco’s 2011 Parliamentary Elections.