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Saad Eddine al Othmani

Date of Birth: 16 January 1956
Place of Birth: Inezgane, near Agadir


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Wrath rules

Another senior minister – one of the most respected members of the coalition government led by Prime Minister Saad Eddine el Othmani's Islamist Parti de la justice et du développement (PJD) – has been sacked by King Mohammed VI (M6) in a fit of 'colère royale' (royal anger)...


Korean barbecue down south

The Korean-born World Bank president Jim Yong Kim, who shared a stage at the opening session with Rwanda's Prime Minister Edouard Ngirente and his Moroccan counterpart Saad Eddine al Othmani, was keen to stress that industrial policy was only one of several factors that drove South Korea's economic success...

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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)...


Courtship and crackdowns

The current PJD Prime Minister, Saad Eddine el Othmani, is thought to be more compliant, but he is also seen as expendable if the Palace seeks to change direction...


Guns, gas and nukes

Security and defence then dominated Medvedev's meetings with Moroccan Prime Minister Saad Eddine el Othmani the next day...


M6's apprentices

M6 and business leaders seem more impressed with PJD Prime Minister Saad Eddine el Othmani, than the more popular Benkirane, but many of his ministers are being criticised for failing to deliver...


Bye bye Benkirane

Then the PJD's number two, Saad Eddine el Othmani, was put forward as PM...


Outward bound

He is seen as more effective than his PJD predecessor, Saad Eddine el Othmani, and increasingly, more influential than royal foreign affairs advisor Taieb Fassi-Fihri...


No end to deadlock

That government’s PJD Foreign Minister, Saad Eddine el Othmani, made Algiers his first port of call, but was widely seen to have behaved naively; in Morocco’s coalition the ambitious incoming Rassemblement national des indépendants (RNI) leader Slaheddine Mezouar got Othmani’s portfolio, in a snub to the PJD (AC Vol 55 No 2, Headaches for Benkirane)...


Headaches for Benkirane

After months of haggling, the PJD has lost a key strategic post to the incoming Rassemblement national des indépendants whose leader, Salaheddine Mezouar has replaced Saad Eddine el Othmani as Minister of Foreign Affairs...


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