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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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Morocco: Thousands Take to the Street to Protest Austerity Plans

Casablanca- A national demonstration initiated by three trade unions, namely the Moroccan Labor Union (UMT), the Democratic Confederation for Labor (CDT) and the Democratic Federation for Labor (FDT), was staged on Sunday in Casablanca to protest against the deterioration of the social and economic conditions of the working class and wage-earners, according to Maghreb Arab Press.  The demo, held under the t ...

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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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Spain awards Grand Cross of agriculture, food and fisheries merit to Aziz Akhannouch

Madrid - The Spanish government approved, Friday during the cabinet meeting, awarding the Grand Cross of Agriculture food and fisheries merit to the Moroccan Minister of Agriculture and Maritime Fisheries Aziz Akhannouch. This decoration is a "recognition for the contribution of Mr. Akhannouch in the conclusion of the fisheries agreement between the EU and Morocco", which will allow the return of a hundred ...

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Moroccan government to restrict use of official state vehicles

Rabat- Benkirane’s cabinet will implement a belt-tightening policy aimed at reducing government spending.  According to Akhbar Al Yaoum, the government will instruct gas stations to refrain from supplying official state vehicles with free gasoline on weekends unless provided documentation that the driver is on official government business. The instructions came in the wake of criticism that state vehicles a ...

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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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Popular Movement Party Denies Minister’s Use of State Funds to Buy Chocolate

Sidi Ifni, Morocco- Moroccan Minister of Vocational Training Abdeladim El Guerrouj, has been accused of using state funds to make a purchase of chocolate estimated at $4,000. After the controversy caused by this accusation, the members of his party decided to stand up for him and rebuke what it described as “the fierce campaign launched to tarnish the reputation of the Minister.” On Thursday, the party of t ...

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Seven million Moroccans live with less than $3 per day: report

Rabat- Seven million is the number of Moroccans who live with less than 20 Dirhams per day, while 3 millions of them suffer from malnutrition. Legend has it that in Morocco nobody dies of starvation. However, and as shocking as it might seem, some Moroccans cannot find what to eat! The numbers reported by daily Al Massae in its Wednesday, January 29th issue, based on recent statistics provided by Amazing Ma ...

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The Moroccan minister with a sweet tooth and Benkirane

Rabat- Once upon a time, in the faraway kingdom of Morocco, an Islamist Party leader named Benkirane won the elections of 2011 and formed a coalition government in which he appointed a minister for Administrative Reform named Abdeladim Guerrouj and who was thought to be the youngest minister in Moroccan history. The story has it that this young and promising minister, on the eve of the reshuffle of the gove ...

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Moroccan Minister of Housing assaulted in the south

Fez- Nabil Benabdellah, Moroccan Minister of Housing was assaulted on Sunday in Assa Zag, a small town in southern Morocco. The assault occurred during a meeting of his party, the Party of Progress and Socialism (PPS). The Minister, who is also the Secretary General of the PPS, was stoned as he was delivering a speech during his party’s rally. Benabdellah was slightly wounded in the head. He was transported ...

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Moroccan government adopts law on status of American schools in Morocco

Rabat - The Moroccan government adopted on Friday the agreement signed last February in Rabat between Morocco and the United States of America on the status of American schools in Morocco. The agreement, submitted by minister of foreign affairs and cooperation, sets conditions for the establishment, opening and management of American schools in Morocco, said communication minister and government spokesman M ...

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