Morocco Parliamentary election 2016 Timeline Schedule Results Candidates Opinion/Exit Poll winner, Parliamentary Result of Morocco, Morocco Chamber of Representatives Election result 2016, Kingdom of Morocco parliamentary general election results 2016 Party wise Candidates Popular votes

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Morocco Parliamentary election 2016 Timeline Schedule Results Candidates Opinion/Exit Poll winner, Parliamentary Result of Morocco, Morocco Chamber of Representatives Election result 2016, Kingdom of Morocco parliamentary general election results 2016 Party wise Candidates Popular votes

Morocco Parliamentary election Result 2016

The vote had 43% turnout. The Justice and Development Party won the most votes and 125 out of the 395 seats. The Authenticity and Modernity Party won 102 seats, and the rest of the seats were split among smaller parties.

Party Votes % Seats
Constituency Women Youth Total +/–
Justice and Development Party   31.65% 98 27 125 +18
Authenticity and Modernity Party   25.82% 81 21 102 +55
Istiqlal Party   11.65% 35 11 46 –14
National Rally of Independents   9.37% 28 9 37 –15
Popular Movement   6.84% 20 7 27 –5
Socialist Union of Popular Forces   5.06% 14 6 20 –19
Constitutional Union   4.81% 15 4 19 –4
Party of Progress and Socialism   3.04% 7 5 12 –6
Democratic and Social Movement   0.75% 3 0 0 3 +1
Federation of the Democratic Left   0.50% 2 0 0 2 New
Green Left Party   0.25% 1 0 0 1 0
Union and Democracy Party   0.25% 1 0 0 1 0
Invalid/blank votes  
Total     305 60 30 395 0
Registered voters/turnout 15,702,592  
Source: Le Matin

General elections will be held in Morocco on 7 October 2016.

Highlights , Facts & Figures:

At least 30 political parties are taking part in the upcoming elections, but only six major parties do enjoy strong electoral base.

Those parties are:

  1. Justice and Development Party 
  2. Authenticity and Modernity Party
  3. Istiqlal Party (IP)
  4. Popular Movement (MP)
  5. Party of Progress and Socialism (PPS)
  6. National Rally of Independents (RNI)
FACTS & FIGURES
34 million people Official languages: Arabic & Berber
Other languages: French & Spanish 
70%  Arab
29%  Berber
1%  Other
90%  Muslim
10%  Christian and Jewish

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At stake in this election:

395 seats in the Majlis Annouwab (Chamber of Representatives)


About government structure of Morocco:

  • Chief of State: King MOHAMMED VI (since 30 July 1999)
  • Head of Government: Prime Minister Abdelillah BENKIRANE (since 29 November 2011)
  • Assembly: Morocco has a bicameral Parliament consisting of the Chamber of Advisors with 120 seats and the Chamber of Representatives with 395 seats. 

About electoral system of Morocco:

  • In the Chamber of Representatives, 305 members are directly elected in multi-seat constituencies by proportional representation vote and 90 members are directly elected in a single nationwide constituency by proportional representation vote. Members serve 5-year terms.


Main parties in the election of Morocco:

  • Justice and Development Party (PJD)/Parti de la Justice et du Dévelopement

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

    • Leader: Abdelillah BENKIRANE
    • Seats won in last election: 107
  • Istiqlal Party (PI)/Parti d'Independence

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

    • Leader: Hamid CHABAT
    • Seats won in last election: 60
  • National Rally of Independents (RNI)/Rassemblement National des Indépendents

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

    • Leader: Salaheddine MEZOUAR
    • Seats won in last election: 52
  • Authenticity and Modernity Party (PAM)/Parti Authenticité et Modernité

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

    • Leader: Ilyas EL OMARI
    • Seats won in last election: 47
  • Socialist Union of Popular Forces (USFP)/Union Socialiste des Forces Populaires

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

    • Leader: Driss LACHGAR
    • Seats won in last election: 39
  • Popular Movement (MP)/Mouvement Popular

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

    • Leader: Mohand LAENSER
    • Seats won in last election: 32
  • Constitutional Union (UC)/Union Constitutionelle 

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

    • ​Leader: Mohamed SAJID
    • Seats won in last election: 23
  • Progress and Socialism Party (PPS)/Parti du Progrés et du Socialisme

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

    • Leader: Nabil BENABDELLAH
    • Seats won in last election: 18

Population and number of registered voters:

·         Population: 33,322,699 (July 2015 est.)

·         Registered Voters: 13,475,435 (2011)


Gender Data:

·         Female Population: 16,950,466 (July 2015 est.)

·         Is Morocco a signatory to CEDAW: N/A

·         Has Morocco ratified CEDAW: Yes, accession (21 June 1993)

·         Gender Quota: Yes

·         Female candidates in this election: Yes

·         Number of Female Parliamentarians: 71 (13.79%)

·         Human Development Index Position: 126

·         Social Institutions and Gender Index (SIGI) Categorization: Low


Disability Data:

·         Is Morocco a signatory to CRPD: Yes (30 March 2007)

·         Has Morocco ratified CRPD: Yes (8 April 2009)

·         Population with a disability: 4,998,405. 


Summary of results of Last Moroccan general election, 2011

Party Votes Votes % Total seats Seats % Seat change Const. seats List seats
Justice and Development Party (PJD) 10,80,914 22.8 107 27.1 61 83 24
Istiqlal Party 5,62,720 11.9 60 15.2  8 47 13
National Rally of Independents (RNI) 5,37,552 11.3 52 13.2 13 40 12
Authenticity and Modernity Party (PAM) 5,24,386 11.1 47 11.9 47 35 12
Socialist Union of Popular Forces (USFP) 4,08,108 8.6 39 9.9  1 30 9
Popular Movement (MP) 3,54,468 7.5 32 8.1  9 24 8
Constitutional Union (UC) 2,75,137 5.8 23 5.8  4 17 6
Party of Progress and Socialism (PPS) 2,69,336 5.7 18 4.6  1 12 6
Labour party (PT) 1,07,399 2.3 4 1  1 4 0
Environment and Development Party (PED) 1,09,335 2.3 2 0.5  3 2 0
Democratic and Social Movement (MDS) 81,324 1.7 2 0.5  7 2 0
Party of Renewal and Equity X X 2 0.5  2 2 0
Democratic Oath Party (SD) X X 2 0.5  2 2 0
Front of Democratic Forces 1,35,161 2.8 1 0.3  8 1 0
Green Left Party 33,841 0.7 1 0.3  1 1 0
Action Party (PA) 14,916 0.3 1 0.3  1 1 0
Union and Democracy Party (PUD) X X 1 0.3  1 1 0
Party of Liberty and Social Justice (PLJS) X X 1 0.3  1 1 0
Socialist Party (PS) X X 0 0  2 0 0
Moroccan Union for Democracy (UMD) X X 0 0  2 0 0
Citizens' Forces (PFC) X X 0 0  1 0 0
Party of Renaissance and Virtue (PRV) X X 0 0  1 0 0
National Congress Party (PCNI) X X 0 0  6 0 0
Moroccan Liberal Party (PLM) X X 0 0   0 0
Social Centre Party (PCS) X X 0 0   0 0
Reform and Development Party (PRD) X X 0 0   0 0
National Democratic Party X X 0 0   0 0
Party of Hope (PE) X X 0 0   0 0
Democratic Society Party (PSD) X X 0 0   0 0
Democratic Independence Party (PDI) X X 0 0   0 0
Independents X X 0 0  5 0 0
Total valid votes 47,45,453 77.7 395 100% 70 305 90
Invalid votes 13,61,511 22.3
Total votes cast (turnout 45.4%) 61,06,964 100
  1. For a full list of members of the Chamber of Representatives elected in 2011, see here: http://www.chambredesrepresentants.ma/en/members-house-representatives.
  2. Morocco has a gender quota for Chamber of Representatives which reserves 60 seats for women. There is no quota for the Chamber of Advisors.
  3. There are 67 women in the Chamber of Representatives (16.96%) and 14 in the Chamber of Advisors (11.67%). 

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