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Driss Basri

Date of Birth: 8/11/1938
Place of Birth: Settat, Morocco
Died: 27/8/2007


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Premier Benkirane is back

The days when the late King Hassan II's Interior Minister, Driss Basri, imprisoned opponents and swung elections are long past...


Best election dirhams could buy

This all came in the aftermath of the burial (with a minimum of fuss) of the previous monarch’s veteran political fixer, former Interior Minister Driss Basri (AC Vol 46 No 8)...


A new-style monarchy

Moroccans look forward to political changes that were inconceivable even when the late King Hassan II was liberalising in the 1990s and his Interior Minister, Driss Basri (now exiled in France, an embarrassment to the Palace) ran the tough security services...


Basri's heirs

This comes three and a half years after King Mohammed VI made his single most important political decision to date, to sack Driss Basri, his father's coldly efficient Interior Minister...


A line in the sand

Moroccans are nervous: there is widespread concern that goes beyond die-hard nationalist circles that `M6' and his team are incapable of managing such delicate political manoeuvres, in contrast to his late father King Hassan II and his Interior Minister Driss Basri, or Algeria's President Abdelaziz Bouteflika...


Horse-trading

In generally free and fair elections on 27 September ­ which lacked the sort of management the late King Hassan II's Interior Minister Driss Basri specialised in ­ some 55 per cent of electors voted 22 parties into the new 325-seat legislature...


A right royal putsch

He has rivalled the gendarmerie commander, General Hosni Benslimane, as officers jostle for the space left by the sacked Interior Minister, Driss Basri...


Honeymoon over

This was one element of 'dé-Basrisation', the restructuring of the Interior Ministry networks which had grown into one giant fief under Hassan's key minister, Driss Basri...


Unending endgame

Last summer the UN special envoy James Baker III (a heavyweight, formerly United States Secretary of State) convened a flurry of meetings on alternative solutions (AC Vol 41 No 6) but found time for rounds of golf with Rabat's much-feared and now sacked Interior Minister, Driss Basri...

He wants to keep the Western Sahara as strongly as his father Hassan II did, with the difference that Mohamed has sacked his father's strong-man, Driss Basri, who believed he could swing a referendum the way he wanted, while the new King's men, less sure, would rather not try...


Broom sweeps Basri

King Mohammed VI affirmed his new authority with the summary dismissal of Driss Basri, the late King's veteran Minister of State for the Interior...


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