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Saad Eddine al Othmani

Date of Birth: 16 January 1956
Place of Birth: Inezgane, near Agadir


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Spain feels M6's fury

Prime Minister Saad Eddine el Othmani has a record of clumsy moves in foreign affairs – a brief period at the foreign affairs ministry led the King known as M6 to revert to naming the foreign minister himself in a dilution of the post-2011 constitutional arrangements...

The ruler and the ruling party's delicate balance Prime Minister Saad Eddine el Othmani is an Islamist leader whose loyalty to M6 is not doubted – unlike his charismatic predecessor Abdelilah Benkirane who as head of government from November 2011 to March 2017 achieved levels of popularity that troubled the Palace...


The King's quiet gong

But the Israel/Palestine issue is being used by rivals of Prime Minister Saad Eddine el Othmani within the Parti de la justice et du développement to challenge him (AC Vol 62 No 1 Recovery and resistance)...


Recovery and resistance

The head of government Saad Eddine el Othmani is expected to remain under pressure on one front from more radical opponents – including members of his own Parti de la justice et du développement (PJD) – and on the other from the king...


King reaps Saharan dividend

The MUR's political arm is the majority party of government led by Prime Minister Saad Eddine el Othmani the Parti de la justice et du développement (PJD) which was caught between supporting the King and expressing its displeasure at anything that might help 'Zionist occupation'...


Unrest simmers over economy and Covid

Morocco may have had a good lockdown after King Mohammed VI (M6) pushed Prime Minister Saad Eddine el Othmani's government into forcing some 36 million non-essential workers to stay at home (AC Vol 61 No 7 King takes charge)...


King takes charge

The Palace rather than Prime Minister Saad Eddine el Othmani is running the coronavirus strategy...


Activist King vs the activists

Benkirane's successor as Prime Minister Saad Eddine el Othmani is generally seen as conciliatory but sources say the workmanlike Othmani is deeply frustrated by how little space there is to act...


President says au revoir

A local Muslim Brotherhood-type party led by Moroccan-educated former political prisoner Mohamed Jemil Ould Mansour Tawassoul takes inspiration from Morocco's Parti de la Justice et du Développement (PJD) whose Saad Eddine el Othmani is now Prime Minister...


Anger and innovation

That led to the sacking of charismatic Parti de la Justice et du Développement (PJD) Prime Minister Abdelilah Benkirane who was replaced with a more pliant leader from the Islamist party Saad Eddine el Othmani (AC Vol 58 No 7 Bye bye Benkirane)...


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