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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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Government Reshuffle in Morocco: Gains and Losses for Abdelilah Benkirane

Rabat- "The only real surprise is that Benkirane is still the head of the Moroccan government," says a former Istiqlal Minister, commenting on the composition of the second version of the Benkirane’ government. According to our source, the PJD and the head of government appear to have lost at first sight, but if you take time to get to the bottom of things, the situation is more complex. This analysis is al ...

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Morocco: Benkirane pledges to increase women’s presence in new coalition government

Zouhir Chbakou, Rabat- Mr. Abedelilah Benkirane, Morocco's head of the government, pledged to increase women’s representation in the new coalition government. In a speech on Tuesday at a seminar on women’s political participation in Rabat, he declared that his new cabinet will be announced officially on Friday before the opening of the autumn session of the Moroccan parliament, adding that the final discuss ...

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Morocco: New coalition government to be announced on Friday

Taroudant-  The head of government, Mr. Abdelilah Benkirane, said Wednesday in Rabat that the new coalition government will be announced before Friday, October 11, the date of the opening of the new legislative year. After weeks of negotiations between Mr. Abdelilah Benkirane, the head of government, and Mr. Salaheddine Mezouar, the head of the National Rally of Independents the new coalition will be made p ...

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Famous journalist warns Moroccan Politicians of “the Epidemic” coming from the East

Casablanca- Taoufik Bouachrine, editor of the independent newspaper, Akhbar al-Youm, described the opposition parties’ work towards following the path of its counterparts in Arab Spring countries as “the coming epidemic from the East”. Mr. Bouachrine cited Chabat, Secretary General of the Istiqlal Party, when he said Abdel Ilah Benkirane’s fate will be similar to that of the ousted Egyptian president Mohame ...

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Morocco hikes fuel prices in bid to fix state finances

Rabat- Moroccan petrol prices soared on Monday as the cash-strapped government began implementing a fuel price indexation system aimed at reforming oil subsidies and plugging a budget deficit, officials said. The government is scrambling to limit the impact of oil price fluctuations on Morocco's ailing public finances, with fuel subsidies weighing heavily on the budget of the North African country, which im ...

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