Profiles of New Ministers Appointed by King Mohammed VI

Rabat- King Mohammed VI appointed, Wednesday in the Royal Palace of Casablanca, four new ministers of the third version of the Benkirane government. The King has appointed some unfamiliar faces and shuffled named another to a new post. In addition to Mohand Laenser, former Minister of Urbanism, who replaced Mohammed Ouzzine as the new Minister of Youth and Sports, the Moroccan monarch appointed four new min ...

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King Mohammed VI Appoints New Ministers

Casablanca  - King Mohammed VI appointed, Wednesday in the Royal Palace of Casablanca, new ministers. The new ministers are Mohand Laenser, Minister of Youth and Sports, Driss Merroun, Minister of Urbanism and Town Planning, Abdelaziz El Omari, Minister for Relations with Parliament and Civil Society, Khalid Barjaoui, Minister Delegate to the Minister of National Education and Vocational Training, and Jamil ...

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Moroccan Economy Threatened by Deflation

Rabat- The Moroccan economy is threatened by a deflation that might have a negative impact on employment, income and demand, says the latest monthly note of the Moroccan Conjuncture Centre (CMC). The CMC said that a detailed analysis of the various indicators of the Moroccan economy showed a decline in the internal dynamics of the overall economic activity. According to Arabic-speaking daily newspaper Al Ma ...

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Who wants to be an accomplice?

Rabat- "Like people, like ruler" is a tradition that could be translated as "People only have the governments they deserve." The phrase can be traced back to an original Arabic hadith attributed to the Prophet of Islam. Ayat 129 of Surat al-an'am, "And thus will We make some of the wrongdoers allies of others for what they used to earn" 6:129. This stipulates that God entrusts wrongdoers to other wrongdoers ...

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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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Morocco’s Govt. Approves Draft Law on Right of Access to Information

Rabat- Morocco’s cabinet on Thursday endorsed the draft law 31-13 on the right of access to information. The draft law, submitted by the Minister-Delegate for Public Service and Administration Modernization, has been endorsed according to chapter 27 of the new constitution, which classifies it within the essential rights and freedoms that ought to be respected. This draft law aims at promoting participatory ...

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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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Even a Government of Prophets Can’t End Corruption in Five Years: PJD Minister

Rabat- Mr. Habib Choubani, a member of the Justice and Development Party (PJD) and Minister in Charge of Relations with the Parliament and Civil Society, claimed that the democratic history of Morocco is still very short, stressing that it’s impossible for any government to end corruption in a very short time, even if it was led by prophets. “Even a government of prophets can’t end corruption in five years, ...

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Benkirane To Increase Monthly Allowance of Moroccan MPs

Taroudant, Morocco - In a stark contradiction with the fiscal austerity advocated by Benkirane’s government, the PJD-led government gave the green light for a monthly MAD 4000 rise in the allowances of 395 MPs, according the Arabic daily Al Akhbar. Following the meager increases in the minimum wage, announced by the government before the International Workers Day, the government decided to increase the sala ...

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Labor Day: Moroccan Unions Lead Massive Mobilization Against Government Policies

Rabat- Tens of thousands of people demonstrated in Morocco on Thursday to maintain pressure on the head of government, Abdelilah Benkirane, despite the announcement of plans to increase the minimum wage. Over 50 sectoral unions representing the Morocco Labor Union (UMT) celebrated in Rabat on Thursday, International Labor Day. The mobilization witnessed the participation of ten of thousands of people under ...

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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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