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King Mohammed VI (M6)

Date of Birth: 21/8/1963
Place of Birth: Rabat, Morocco


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Living in limboland

The generals in Algiers need enemies to divert attention; and former colonial power France and King Mohammed VI's government continue to fulfil that role...


Reasons to be fearful

As they survey the country from the Makhzen (ruling establishment) King Mohammed VI (M6) and his advisors view the new year with some foreboding...


Has the sun set on the Brothers?

In Morocco reforms by King Mohammed VI (M6) designed to divert the flood of revolution saw the MB-affiliated Parti de la Justice et du Développement (PJD) led a series of coalition governments...


The PJD loses its base

The Parti de la Justice et du Développement (PJD) members of former Prime Minister Saad Eddine el Othmani's government suffered a string of policy humiliations as ministers aligned with King Mohammed VI (M6)'s ruling Makhzen (establishment) reasserted their dominance of Moroccan politics a decade after political reforms in the wake of the Arab Spring demonstrations in 2011...


A win for the Makhzen

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 factions in Morocco's version of the culture wars (AC Vol 60 No 25 Activist King vs the activists)...

The 'new development model' promoted by King Mohammed VI and led by the Commission Spéciale sur le Modèle de Développement chaired by Chakib Benmoussa will finally be expected to generate some ideas (AC Vol 61 No 22 Unrest simmers over economy and Covid)...


How far can they fall (out)?

Lapid highlighted Morocco's potential to play a leading role in improving Israeli-Palestinian relations and delivered a letter from President Isaac Herzog inviting King Mohammed VI (M6) to visit Jerusalem...


Spy chiefs on manoeuvres

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 Emirates – to bug the phones of French President Emmanuel Macron and King Mohammed VI (M6) created headlines too big even for the Moroccan press to ignore...


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Israel's seat at the African Union

Israel may be less welcome by some delegations at AU summits following the revelations that South African President Cyril Ramaphosa Egyptian Prime Minister Mostafa Madbouly and Morocco's King Mohammed VI as well as French President Emmanuel Macron were on the target list of Israeli firm NSO's Pegasus spyware...

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