Posts Tagged ‘#elections’

Islamists dominate urban areas in Morocco’s local elections, come in third overall | AP

Morocco went to the polls last week with a strong turnout for local and regional elections: Morocco’s Islamist party dominated this North African kingdom’s urban areas in local elections, but trailed in total seats behind two parties with strong backing in the countryside, according to final results announced Saturday. The elections were seen as an important test of the popularity of the Islamist-led government which came to power after the ...

Advanced regionalization, a major headway under the visionary leadership of the King (US pundit) | MAP

Morocco’s election starts tomorrow, already a major achievement in the country’s “democratic evolution process,” according to a U.S. Africa expert: The communal and regional polls, to take place on September 04 in Morocco, will be an opportunity to show that advanced regionalization “is a major headway in the country’s democratic evolution process, started under the visionary leadership of King Mohammed VI, said Peter Pham, head of the Africa Center, of ...

King Mohammed VI to the Moroccan People: Vote

King Urges Participation in Elections to Prepare for Regionalization Washington, DC, August 21, 2015 (MACP) — In a speech addressed to the nation on Thursday, King Mohammed VI referred to Morocco’s planned “regionalization”—or the devolution of power to local governments—as a “new revolution,” and urged citizens to participate in the upcoming elections to ensure its success. The speech marked the 62nd anniversary of the King and People’s Revolution Day, which ...

Redistricting, much more than a technical operation | La Vie éco

Moroccan newspaper La Vie éco wrote earlier this week about Morocco’s progress toward redistricting in advance of September’s local elections. Translated from the French: The basic [redistricting] principles have been accepted, but that hasn’t ended the debate that resurfaces on the eve of each election. The interior minister, taken to task on the issue by politicians, committed in April, during the debate of the draft Organic Law 59.11 on the ...

Ahead of 2015 Election, Morocco Debates Voting Law

With the 2015 elections around the corner, the Moroccan government and political parties discuss the merit of compulsory voting. Magharebia reports: Some Moroccan parties support the idea of requiring citizens to vote. In 2011, just 45.4% of registered voters actually appeared at polling centres to cast a ballot. Socialist Union of Popular Forces (USFP) chief Driss Lachguer on August 4th said that Morocco needed to introduce compulsory voting. He even ...
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