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Morocco

Population: 35.74 mn.
GDP: $109.34 bn.
Debt: $49.75 bn.

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A win for the Makhzen

The victory for Aziz Akhannouch’s loyal liberal party promises a government the king can count on

When King Mohammed VI (M6) asked billionaire businessman Aziz Akhannouch to form a government, their meeting on 10 September formalised the victory of secular over Islamist faction...


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Adieu Saad Eddine el Othmani, bonjour Aziz Akhannouch

The parliamentary elections have strengthened the authority of King Mohammed VI and the Makhzen

The crushing defeat of the Islamist Parti de la justice et du développement in the parliamentary elections on 8 September shakes up the political scene with a coalition led by the ...


Spy chiefs on manoeuvres

Rival security agencies and factions are battling for influence in both Rabat and Algiers, feeding worsening regional tensions

The recent media reports suggesting Moroccan security services were using the Pegasus spyware by Israel's NSO – possibly with the financial support of the United Arab Emirate...


Spain feels M6's fury

Using migrants to pressure Spain underlines the Saharan conflict's central position in Palace thinking

Rabat's 'encouragement' last month for a wave of migrants who, freed of Moroccan policing, promptly descended on the Spanish-ruled enclave of Ceuta, blew Saharan sands to a most se...


Marred meeting of minds

Relations warmed by green policies and economic management are undermined by Rabat's jailing of dissidents

Fresh from being elevated to the Legion of Merit by Donald Trump for his 'Abraham Accords' policy of normalisation with Israel, King Mohammed VI has reason to be concerned by a Dem...


The King's quiet gong

Not all Moroccans were delighted when one of Donald Trump's very last actions as United States president was to award a rare Legion of Merit, Degree Chief Commander, to King Mohamm...


Recovery and resistance

The election is just one of the challenges facing a palace beset by protest over relations with Israel and the pandemic’s effects

The Palace seems to be managing social tensions arising from the economic fallout of Covid-19 and coping with the widespread distaste for the kingdom's restoration of diplomatic re...


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