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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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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...


Reform-minded monarch

He has pursued a more tolerant political line than his father the late King Hassan II...


Electoral arithmetic

The Palace is still the pre-eminent institution though it is more prepared to share power than under the late King Hassan II...

Complicating any single party's chance of forming a government is that some of the electorate still dominated by localised influences will stay with what remains of the 'loyalist' parties created during Hassan II's reign...


Old soldiers never die

The Moroccan political system has matured considerably under Mohammed VI – emphasised by a wide-ranging truth and reconciliation process intended to draw a line under the excesses of the late King Hassan II...


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