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Morocco

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

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Can the King stop the spring?

Astute reforms have held revolution at bay but the monarchy could be running out of time

So far, monarchies have proved more resilient to the democracy wave sweeping North Africa and the Middle East than the nationalist dictatorships, but in Morocco, some business and ...


Campaign timetable

King Mohammed VI (‘M6’) seems in little danger of losing his throne. However, the mainly peaceful protests for political change and social justice inspired by the Arab Spring u...


Progress noted

In late June, the Chinese Ministry of Foreign Affairs announced its support for the constitutional changes that will allow King Mohammed VI to maintain power while giving more aut...


Xu Jinghu

China's Ambassador to Morocco

China's chief envoy to Morocco is an experienced Africa hand, managing the 2006 Forum on China-Africa Cooperation (FOCAC) held in Beijing. Now Ambassador to Morocco, consistently...


Reform-minded monarch

King Mohammed is an absolute monarch but paradoxically, he is the region’s most reform-minded head of state.

Mohammed VI will celebrate his first decade as Al Amir al Mouminin (‘Commander of the Faithful’) on 23 July. At 47, ‘M6’ is more than 20 years younger than the region’s other leade...


Best election dirhams could buy

Elections will produce a functioning government but, troublingly, few Moroccans seem to care

Money changed hands and local notables manoeuvred in constituencies across the kingdom to deliver seats for their political allies in the 7 September general elections. Yet abuses ...


Electoral arithmetic

The Islamist PJD is not exactly in freefall but unexpectedly close elections in September could trigger difficult decisions for King Mohammed

Moroccans will vote in September in general elections that are far from a foregone conclusion. Expected for months to emerge as the biggest party, the 'moderate Islamist' Parti de ...


Parties turn to the young guards

As parties vie for votes, much emphasis is placed on younger politicians. Leading Istiqlal's charge is the young trio of Equipment and Transport Minister Karim Ghellab, ebullient H...


A new-style monarchy

M6 is relaxing his grip on politics, opening prospects for rebranded Islamists and others

Under King Mohamed VI, power in Morocco has become more fluid, leaving open prospects for an increased role for different Islamist and politically secular players. Change is in the...


Long-term agenda

The Parti de la Justice et du Développement is back in politics, with a message it intends to be acceptable to a majority of Moroccans. After the Islamist bombings in May 20...


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