Morocco’s new Prime Minister Aziz Akhannouch

Morocco’s new Prime Minister Aziz Akhannouch

Morocco’s elections on 8 September delivered a shattering defeat for the ruling Parti de la Justice et Development (PJD) and brought an end to almost a decade of rule by political Islam.  Although the party had been widely expected to fare worse in these polls...
All change in Morocco’s politics?

All change in Morocco’s politics?

Morocco’s political class is firmly focused on the upcoming elections — general, regional and local — which are all due to take place on 8 September. The parties are fully engaged in campaigning, while pundits are mulling over possible election outcomes. ...
Morocco: Launch of the Social Security Programme

Morocco: Launch of the Social Security Programme

On 14 April the Kingdom officially inaugurated its new Social Security Programme in a launch ceremony at the Royal Palace in Fez which was presided over by King Mohamed VI.  The programme — which Economy and Finance Minister, Mohamed Benchaaboun, described as a...