Rabat - Hakim Benchamach was elected as the speaker of the House of Councillors at the Moroccan parliament for the second term on Monday.
Rabat – Hakim Benchamach was elected as the speaker of the House of Councillors at the Moroccan parliament for the second term on Monday.
Bechamach won 63 votes, compared to 19 for his PJD’s competitor Nabil Chikhi.
For politicians and analysts, the result is of no surprise as several local news outlets speculated his win.
The vote committee announced that 119 councilors were present during the vote. while a Ninety one members voted while 28 others abstained.
Benchamach is also the leader of the Authenticity and Modernity Party (PAM). He succeeded the former secretary-general of PAM in May 2018.
Born in 1963 in Al Hoceima, Benchamach has been the official spokesperson of PAM since March 2014. In July 2014, he was also appointed a member of the Higher Council for Education, Training, and Scientific Research.
The official also held the position of assistant professor at the Faculty of Law at the Mohammed V University from 2011 to 2014.
He was also the deputy secretary general for PAM from 009 to 2019 and and president of his party’s parliamentary group between 2009 and 2015.