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Mohamed Allal el Fassi

Date of Birth: 10 January 1910
Place of Birth: Fes, Morocco
Died: 13 May 1974

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Spain feels M6's fury

The RNI also faces a challenge from a revived Istiqlal party led by Nizar Baraka a respected former finance minister and grandson of the party's founder (and architect of Moroccan nationalism) Allal el Fassi...

Recovery and resistance

At the traditional nationalist Parti de l'Istiqlal Nizar Baraka former finance minister and grandson of the party's revered founder Allal el Fassi has plenty of policies but lacks populist punch; his pugnacious predecessor Hamid Chabat is plotting a return to the front line...

Benkirane's 'bras de fer'

Chabat has maintained this since with overtures towards 'Moroccan Salafists' and creating a political crisis when he called for the kingdom actively to promote the irredentist policy advocated by Istiqlal's historic leader Allal el Fassi...

Sufism’s soft power

Mohamed Allal el Fassi who founded Morocco's Hizb el Istiqlal (Independence Party) in 1944 considered himself a Salafist while leading an irredentist nationalist movement seeking freedom from France...

Keep smiling

The old guard favours Abdelouahed el Fassi grandson of party founder Allal el Fassi while modernisers would prefer a reformer like the President of the Chamber of Representatives Karim Ghellab...

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