Relations with Saudi Arabia reach a nadir

Relations with Saudi Arabia reach a nadir

Morocco recalls its ambassador to Riyadh, Mustafa Al-Mansouri (centre) Moroccan-Saudi relations have continued to deteriorate and reached their nadir in early February when Rabat recalled its ambassador to Riyadh, Mustafa Al-Mansouri, ‘for consultations’. This action...
Scandals rock the ruling PJD party

Scandals rock the ruling PJD party

The reopening of the case against prominent leader of the Parti de la justice et du développement (PJD), Abdelali Hamidine (above), is one of a series of scandals that is rocking the ruling party The ruling Parti de la justice et du développement (PJD) is undergoing...
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...