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Morocco

Abdelilah Benkirane

Date of Birth: 2 April 1954
Place of Birth: Rabat, Morocco


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A win for the Makhzen

Many disaffected members have rallied to the party's former charismatic leader prime minister from 2011-16 Abdelilah Benkirane (AC Vol 58 No 7 Bye bye Benkirane)...


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Adieu Saad Eddine el Othmani, bonjour Aziz Akhannouch

Akhannouch aggressively targeted PJD votes prompting its leader Abdelilah Benkirane to complain that 'the head of government must be a political personality with integrity who is above suspicion'...


Spain feels M6's fury

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

More PJD bigwigs loyal to his charismatic predecessor Abdelilah Benkirane have resigned from party posts...


Recovery and resistance

As so often in North Africa tensions over the Israeli-Palestinian question give cover for the airing of other disputes: within the PJD the deal's biggest critics have generally been loyal to Othmani's charismatic predecessor Abdelilah Benkirane...


Unrest simmers over economy and Covid

Of more concern to M6 and his long-standing political counsellor Fouad Ali el Hima is a mooted return to frontline politics of former PJD leader and prime minister Abdelilah Benkirane by far Morocco's most charismatic and talented politician (AC Vol 58 No 7 Bye bye Benkirane)...


Activist King vs the activists

Even the idea wasn't new: the former PJD leader Abdelilah Benkirane Prime Minister from November 2011 to March 2017 called for a boycott of Danone products even while PM to protest against apparently rising prices...


Anger and innovation

That led to the sacking of charismatic Parti de la Justice et du DĂ©veloppement (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)...


Wrath rules

Othmani is much more pliable than his PJD predecessor Abdelilah Benkirane and buys into M6's notion that the country's problems can be solved by greater discipline in government and society...


Forward on the southern front

Prime Minister Saad Eddine el Othmani is more compliant than his predecessor Abdelilah Benkirane who like other 'populist' politicians faces political isolation and policy is driven by M6 allies such as Agriculture Minister Aziz Akhannouch in a return to prominence of Makhzen figures (AC Vol 58 No 2 Benkirane's 'bras de fer' & Vol 58 No 21 M6's apprentices)...


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