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Younes Abouyoub

Morocco: A 'Democratic Moment'?

[A protester carrying the Amazigh flag during a demonstration in front of Morocco's parliament. Image from Carlyjoy86 on Flickr.]

During the last years of his reign, King Hassan II initiated a modest and controlled reform process intended to ease the transition of power by attempting to hand the reigns over safely to the crown prince at the time, nowadays King Mohamed VI. To buttress his legitimacy and distance himself from the authoritarian style of his late father, King Mohamed VI ushered in an era of diffident political reforms that—under popular pressure from within and the progression of Arab ...

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Younes Abouyoub


Younes Abouyoub PhD., is a political sociologist. He is a research scholar at the Middle East Institute, Columbia University