Posts Tagged ‘regionalization’

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’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 ...

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 ...

Morocco’s communal and regional elections, a new step in the evolution of the Moroccan model (French think-tank) | MAP

French think tank: Morocco’s local and regional elections, beginning on September 4th, are “further deepening its modernization process”: The communal and regional elections, slated to be held on September 04, to be followed by the renewal of the chamber of advisors on October 2nd, are a new step in the evolution of the Moroccan model, said the Paris-based think-tank “Observatory of geopolitical studies” (OEG), noting that advanced regionalization helps Morocco ...
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