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Morocco

King Hassan II

Date of Birth: 9 July 1929
Place of Birth: Rabat, Morocco
Died: 23 July 1999


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Ponderous politicians

Under a truth and reconciliation forum Moroccans have been coming to terms with the worst excesses of the late King Hassan II's rule known as the 'années du plomb' (leaden years a reference also to bullets)...


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...


Saharan box of tricks

Morocco has not been coup-prone since the 1970s when King Hassan II used the Saharan issue to save his throne but rebellious sentiments could rise especially in the junior ranks were troops told to withdraw; l the 200 000 or so Moroccans who have moved from the north to settle in the Sahara...


Rabat's regional security web

While King Mohammed VI does not seem to have the same feel for sub-Saharan politics and global power games as his father five years after King Hassan II's death Morocco remains a player for some of his old allies...


Basri's heirs

Unlike in the bad old days of King Hassan II's rule the majority of detainees do not seem to have been tortured...


Crises to come

Even the Berber parties a bastion of the late King Hassan II's system of control across his diverse kingdom ­ have come into the melting pot as Moroccans have urbanised...


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...


Jettou set

Critics thought Mohammed by choosing an 'apolitical' head of government had returned to the ways of King Hassan II who made millionaire Mohammed Karim Lamrani his Premier...


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

The space Hicham aims to fill is that left by the late King Hassan II...


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