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Aziz Akhannouch

Date of Birth: 1961
Place of Birth: Tafraout


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Navigating through the fog of cold war

A heavy police presence helped to keep protests to a minimum while the governing Parti de la Justice et du Développement (PJD) held back from confrontation before suffering a huge election defeat to Aziz Akhannouch's Rassemblement National des Indépendants (RNI) and other parties close to the Palace (AC Vol 62 No 22 The PJD loses its base & Vol 62 No 19 A win for the Makhzen)...


Reasons to be fearful

In national elections in September the malfunctioning Islamist Parti de la Justice et du Développement (PJD) government in office since the 2011 Arab Spring was replaced by a liberal-minded administration led by energetic billionaire businessman Aziz Akhannouch (AC Vol 62 No 22 The PJD loses its base & Vol 62 No 19 A win for the Makhzen)...


Has the sun set on the Brothers?

The effect was clearest in Morocco's parliamentary elections in September when the PJD's Saad Eddine el Othmani was replaced at the head of government by a big business-focused administration under billionaire Aziz Akhannouch (AC Vol 62 No 19 A win for the Makhzen)...


The PJD loses its base

Meanwhile the vote for new Prime Minister Aziz Akhannouch's Rassemblement national des indépendants (RNI) the Parti authenticité et modernité (PAM) and some other Makhzen-approved parties was inflated by 'investment' in rural electorates...


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)...

PREMIER AKHANNOUCH – THE NEW MAN IN A SUIT A highly ambitious Swasa Berber from the southern Sousse region Aziz Akhannouch has finally achieved his ambition to form a government...


Spain feels M6's fury

Grandstanding is a speciality of hyperactive Agriculture and Fisheries Minister Aziz Akhannouch who in five years has reshaped the ‘loyalist' Rassemblement national des indépendants (RNI) as a genuine national force...


Unrest simmers over economy and Covid

Aziz Akhannouch continues to position the Rassemblement national des indépendants (RNI) as a potential majority party of government in spite of his Afriquiya petrol stations being one of three major local brands targeted by an unprecedented consumer boycott which launched on social media in April 2018 (AC Vol 59 No 17 Wrath rules & Vol 58 No 2 Benkirane's 'bras de fer')...


Activist King vs the activists

Prominent members of the political and business elite came under fire and there were boycotts of Aziz Akhannouch's Afriquiya petrol stations Meriem Bensalah-Chaqroun's Ouelmès mineral water and Danone yoghurt (AC Vol 59 No 17 Wrath rules)...


Anger and innovation

Its leader petroleum products billionaire-turned-Agriculture Minister and M6's favourite politician at the moment Aziz Akhannouch has proposed a wide-ranging policy for overhauling and modernising Moroccan society and politics at glittery rallies (AC Vol 58 No 2 Benkirane's 'bras de fer' & Vol 58 No 21 M6's apprentices)...


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