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Stéphanie Wenger

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Morocco: A Bipolarization under Royal Control

[A woman walks by a wall adorned with party symbols for election lists. Image by Vesna Middelkoop/Flickr]

The Moroccan electoral race began in September with the local and regional elections, which culminated on Tuesday 13 October with the election of the President of the Chamber of Councillors, the Upper House of Parliament. [1] The 120 elected representatives (217 prior to the constitutional reform of 2011) have designated Hakim Benchemass, from the Party of Authenticity and Modernity (PAM) as the president of the Chamber of Councillors. It took two rounds and a margin of one ...

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