Posts Tagged ‘#elections’

Morocco: Incumbent Party Wins Narrow Victory in Second Legislative Elections since Constitutional Reform

Close Race and Steady Voter Turnout Signal Progress, Says Former US Ambassador Washington, DC, October 11, 2016 (MACP) – Morocco’s incumbent moderate Islamist Justice and Development Party (PJD) won 125 seats—a narrow victory over the more liberal Party of Authenticity and Modernity’s (PAM) 102 seats—in Friday’s hotly contested legislative elections, the second Parliamentary race since the 2011 reform of the North African country’s Constitution. Voter turnout held steady at 43%, ...

Previewing Morocco’s Legislative Elections – Caitlin Dearing Scott

Caitlin Dearing Scott October 3, 2016 On October 7, Moroccans will head to the polls to vote in legislative elections, another important marker in the Kingdom’s path to democracy. Elections are nothing new in Morocco — since the late 1990s, the Kingdom has held a series of parliamentary and local elections internationally certified as free and fair. These upcoming elections are the second legislative and the third elections since the ...

Women’s participation in elections, “very strong indicator” of Morocco’s democratic progress (Observer) | MAP

Morocco’s recent election increased women’s political involvement – with over a million new registered voters, 46% were women: Women participation, along with men, in the Moroccan electoral process is a “very strong indicator” of the democratic progress achieved in Morocco, said Sabra Bano, head of mission at Gender Concerns International (GCI) that deployed an observer delegation to monitor September 4th communal and regional polls. During a press conference to present ...

Morocco: Polls Enhance Local Democracy & Regionalisation | Middle East Confidential

Results of Morocco’s election, which featured a 53.6% voter turnout: The municipal and regional elections, held in Morocco Sept.04, enhanced further local democracy and advanced regionalisation projects launched by King Mohammed VI, say several foreign analysts. The importance of these polls lies in the fact that they are the first held after the adoption of the new constitution in 2011 and yielded a new political map ahead of the general ...

Morocco’s First Election since 2011 Constitutional Reform Sees Strong Turnout, Increase in Seats for Women

Washington, DC, September 8, 2015 (MACP) — On September 4, Moroccans went to the polls in the first regional and local elections since the Constitutional reform of 2011. This was also the first election since the creation of the country’s roadmap to advanced regionalization, devolving power to the local and regional level – and the first that empowered citizens to directly elect representatives to their regional councils. In a speech ...
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