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King Hassan II

Date of Birth: 9 July 1929
Place of Birth: Rabat, Morocco
Died: 23 July 1999


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Premier Benkirane is back

The days when the late King Hassan II's Interior Minister Driss Basri imprisoned opponents and swung elections are long past...


Rabat's Cold War manoeuvre

Last month's visit to Moscow by King Mohammed VI had echoes of the political manoeuvres favoured by his late father King Hassan II who liked to play both sides in the Cold War against each other to stop them from taking him for granted...


Sufism’s soft power

M6's father the late King Hassan II incorporated Salafist ideas into his reworking of Al Amir al Mouminin's role as he clung to power in the 1970s-80s...


Comrades in arms deals

He played a major role in the expansion of military relations with the USA between 2005 and 2010 which followed a period of less cordial ties after the death of King Hassan II in July 1999 and the difficult early years of Mohammed's reign...


Not waving but drifting

Early in his reign he instituted a truth and reconciliation commission the Commission de vérité et de réconciliation to help reconcile people to the abuses committed on his father Hassan II's watch...


No end to deadlock

Bouteflika was Foreign Affairs Minister throughout the late Houari Boumedienne's presidency (1965-79) the period when Polisario was created and the late Moroccan King Hassan II responded with the Green March in 1975 to reclaim the territory for the kingdom after General Francisco Franco's death...


Headaches for Benkirane

Three years into the new constitution King Mohammed VI (aka ‘M6') lacks the direct control over day-to-day politics and the economy that his father the late King Hassan II exerted...


Keep smiling

The late King Hassan II had financial problems in the 1980s and ‘90s since when the royal fortunes have been remade making the family big business players...


Saad-Eddine Al Othmani

Born in 1956 in Inezgane Othmani holds doctorates in medicine and psychiatry from Hassan II University of Casablanca and degrees in Islamic studies...


Can the King stop the spring?

Like others in the inner circle El Himma graduated from the Collège Royal founded by the late King Hassan II in Rabat to educate his sons alongside brilliant young students from all over Morocco...


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