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Morocco

King Hassan II

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


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Rule by authority

King Hassan II will name his new government in the New Year (probably not until the close of Ramadan at the end of January)...


Voting for Driss

Following some way behind were the biggest opposition party the Union Socialiste des Forces Populaires (USFP) which won most seats; centre-right politicians who held on to their regional power bases; and a group of moderate Islamists – who accept King Hassan II's dominant role in the kingdom but argue he should oversee a return to core values including Sharia law – who for the first time enter parliament...


Polls at a price

The rules have been laid out by Basri who following the illness of King Hassan II in late 1995 and the politically motivated 'clean-up campaign' of early 1996 has made himself the pivotal force in local politics...


Face to face

After telephoning King Hassan II on the evening of 11 June Moroccan Prime Minister Abdelatif Fillali conceded to direct talks in Lisbon...


New arrivals – north and south

Rabat is willing to open up more to London (though King Hassan II's close relations with President Jacques Chirac dominate Rabat's policy) but harbours suspicions about Labour sympathies with the Polisario Front...


Baker's new brief

Like those in September these would need to be low-profile to protect King Hassan II's policy endorsed by Moroccan political parties of a plebiscite legitimising Rabat's rule...


Oil the wheels

Savimbi is particularly close to President Mobutu Sese Seko and King Hassan II...


Generation game

Underlying King Hassan II's gradualist reform is his determination to undercut Islamist groups and avoid the mistakes that he believes have been made in Algeria and Egypt – and to prepare for the succession...


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