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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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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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