Morocco’s king focuses on rural development

Morocco’s king focuses on rural development

Morocco’s King Mohammed VI’s 12 October speech to both Houses of Parliament in Rabat to open the new legislative year mainly focused on the disparity between economic development in the country’s rural and urban areas, and the subsequent need for rural...
Morocco’s PJD coalition faces trouble ahead

Morocco’s PJD coalition faces trouble ahead

The Parti de la justice et du développement (PJD) has controlled the majority of parliament since 2011. This is in large part due to its ability to collaborate with other political powers and its recognition of King Mohammed VI’s unquestioned position as leader of...
The absence of Morocco’s King Mohammed VI

The absence of Morocco’s King Mohammed VI

King Mohammed VI had not been seen in Morocco for months before reports surfaced on 16 April that he had returned for a brief visit. Earlier in the month a ‘selfie’ — taken and posted by the embattled Lebanese Prime Minister Saad Hariri — appeared on social media...