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Morocco: Advisor to Head of Government Elected Leader of Unity and Reform Movement

Fez - Abderrahim Chikhi has been elected as the new head of the Movement of Unity and Reform after a long debate Saturday in the fifth general national assembly. The Movement for Unification and Reform is the ideological arm of Morocco’s ruling Justice and Development Party (PJD). Chikhi succeeds engineer Mohammed El Hamdaoui. According to Attajdid, the Arabic media outlet of the Movement of Unity and Refor ...

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Benkirane Promises to Guarantee Representation of Moroccan Immigrants in Parliament

Fez- Abdelilah Benkrane, Head of the Moroccan Government, said on Sunday evening in Rabat that the Moroccan government will spare no effort to guarantee the representation of Moroccans living abroad in the Moroccan parliament. The Moroccan official added that Moroccans living abroad will be represented in the parliament sooner or later, but stopped short of giving any deadline for the fulfillment of this pr ...

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Benkirane Uses Power to Boost His Party’s Rating: American Scholar

Rabat- American Academic says that Morocco’s PM Uses Power to “Direct Public Consciousness at Particular Concerns” to Boost Party Ratings. Following the speeches of the Secretary General of the Justice and Development Party (PJD) and Morocco’s prime minister, Abdelilah Benkirane, in which he called upon Moroccans to boycott Danone yogurt for ten days, an op-ed in the Washington Post opined that Benkirane’s ...

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Morocco: Destitute 90-Year-Old Woman Relinquishes Retirement Pension to Head of Government

Casablanca-Mi Fettouma, a 90-year-old Moroccan woman who receives only 179 DHs ($21) a month in a retirement pension from the government, recently decided to relinquish it and give it to the Head of the Moroccan government, Abdel-illah Benkirane. Mi Fettouma, in a video recently uploaded to YouTube by Andalouss news outlet, said that with her meagre retirement pension of just 179 DHs, she cannot afford even ...

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Foreign Direct Investments in Morocco Increased 24% in 2013: Benkirane

El Jadida-  Head of government, Abdelilah Benkirane said despite the impact of the global economic crisis, Morocco's economic appeal was strengthened thanks to the increase by 24% in foreign investment in 2013. In a speech given on his behalf by minister of state, Abdellah Baha at the opening of the 3rd Arabs Business Forum, held Monday in El-Jadida, the head of government said that over 20 billion dollars ...

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Survey: 55% Of Moroccans Approve of Benkirane’s Handling of the Government

Rabat- A majority of the public believes that head of parliament Abdelilah Benkirane guides the government well,  and Minister of Health El Houssein Louardi is the most popular minister in the government, according to a new survey. In a new survey for L’economiste of over 1000 people from different regions in Morocco, SUNERGIA Group finds that Abdelilah Benkirane is viewed as a good leader, close to the peo ...

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Benkirane Asks Moroccan Teachers To “Stop Kissing Pupils”

Casablanca- “Stop kissing pupils,” the head of the Moroccan government, Mr. Abdelilah Benkirane said, addressing Moroccan teachers on Monday, during the first national debate on the draft of the integrated public policy for the protection of children. According to daily Al Massae, Benkirane he asked in outrage Moroccan teachers to “stop kissing pupils and respect their bodies.” During the debate, the head o ...

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Hamid Chabat: Benkirane’s PJD Stole Moroccan People’s Dreams

Rabat- Secretary General of the Independence Party Hamid Chabat called Benkirane’s government of Benkirane “the Religion Dealers”, accusing them of stealing the dreams of the Moroccan people. Following criticism and a series of attacks against the government by the Independence Party, the party’s secretary general called the Justice and Development Party (PJD) “the religion dealers” while he was chairing th ...

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Morocco: Minister Discloses His Assets

Rabat- Minister of General Affairs and Governance Mohamed El Ouafa has released his income history since he was a student, as a response to the member of opposing party Istiqlal and the editor-in-chief of the daily Al Alam, who had challenged him to make a public declaration of his salary. Mohamed El Ouafa, former member of the Istiqlal party and the current Minister of General Affairs and Governance, prese ...

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Will Saudi Arabia Jail Benkirane for his support for the Muslim Brotherhood?

Rabat- Saudi Arabia has officially declared the Muslim Brotherhood a terrorist organization. According to the new Saudi “law”, any person who supports the Muslim Brotherhood could face up to 30 years in Jail. The New York Times wondered in a news story if this decision is to extend to all the Islamist leaders, including Abdelilah Benkirane, the head of the Moroccan government and Secretary General of the Pa ...

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Do Moroccan politicians pay money to become Ministers?

Casablanca- These days, Moroccan politicians seem to have a propensity for squabbling. Last Tuesday,  a dispute erupted in parliament when Hakim Benchamass, president of the Authenticity and Modernity Party (PAM) in the House of Councilors, called for an investigation into a list of ministers accused of paying to attain their positions. According to the daily Al Akhbar, Benchamass, supported by Minister of ...

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Why is Benkirane so Present in the Activities of his Party?

Casablanca- Despite a busy schedule and constant concerns, Abdelilah Benkirane, the head of government doesn’t miss any activities of his Justice and Development Party. Whether it be a big event or a small one, and be it delivering a speech or addressing messages, there are three primary reasons that may explain why Benkirane is always present in the activities of his party: 1. Benkirane does not want to ma ...

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