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Morocco


    • Names:

        conventional long form:
        Kingdom of Morocco

        conventional short form:
        Morocco

        local long form:
        Al Mamlakah al Maghribiyah

        local short form:
        Al Maghrib

    • Digraph:
      MO

    • Type:
      constitutional monarchy

    • Capital:
      Rabat

    • Administrative divisions:
      36 provinces and 5 wilayas*; Agadir, Al Hoceima, Assa-Zag, Azilal, Beni Mellal, Ben Slimane, Boulemane, Casablanca*, Chaouen, El Jadida, El Kelaa des Sraghna, Er Rachidia, Essaouira, Es Smara, Fes*, Figuig, Guelmim, Ifrane, Kenitra, Khemisset, Khenifra, Khouribga, Laayoune, Larache, Marrakech*, Meknes*, Nador, Ouarzazate, Oujda, Rabat-Sale*, Safi, Settat, Sidi Kacem, Tanger, Tan-Tan, Taounate, Taroudannt, Tata, Taza, Tetouan, Tiznit

    • Independence:
      2 March 1956 (from France)

    • National holiday:
      National Day, 3 March (1961) (anniversary of King Hassan II's accession to the throne)

    • Constitution:
      10 March 1972, revised 4 September 1992

    • Legal system:
      based on Islamic law and French and Spanish civil law system; judicial review of legislative acts in Constitutional Chamber of Supreme Court

    • Suffrage:
      21 years of age; universal

    • Executive branch:

        chief of state:
        King HASSAN II (since 3 March 1961)

        head of government:
        Prime Minister Abdellatif FILALI (since 29 May 1994)

        cabinet:
        Council of Ministers; appointed by the King

    • Legislative branch:
      unicameral

        Chamber of Representatives (Majlis Nawab):
        two-thirds elected by direct, universal suffrage and one-third by an electoral college of government, professional, and labor representatives; direct, popular elections last held 15 June 1993 (next to be held NA 1999); results - percent of vote by party NA; seats (333 total, 222 directly elected) USFP 48, IP 43, MP 33, RNI 28, UC 27, PND 14, MNP 14, PPS 6, PDI 3, SAP 2, PA 2, OADP 2; indirect, special interest elections last held 17 September 1993 (next to be held NA 1999); results - percent of vote by party NA; seats - (333 total, 111 indirectly elected) UC 27, MP 18, RNI 13, MNP 11, PND 10, IP 7, Party of Shura and Istiqlal 6, USFP 4, PPS 4, CDT 4, UTM 3, UGTM 2, SAP 2

    • Judicial branch:
      Supreme Court

    • Political parties and leaders:

        opposition:
        Socialist Union of Popular Forces (USFP), Mohammad al-YAZGHI; Istiqlal Party (IP), M'Hamed BOUCETTA; Party of Progress and Socialism (PPS), Ali YATA; Organization of Democratic and Popular Action (OADP), leader NA

        pro-government:
        Constitutional Union (UC), Maati BOUABID; Popular Movement (MP), Mohamed LAENSER; National Democratic Party (PND), Mohamed Arsalane EL-JADIDI; National Popular Movement (MNP), Mahjoubi AHARDANE

        independents:
        National Rally of Independents (RNI), Ahmed OSMAN; Democracy and Istiqlal Party (PDI), leader NA; Action Party (PA), Abdullah SENHAJI; Non-Obedience Candidates (SAP), leader NA

        labor unions and community organizations (indirect elections only):
        Democratic Confederation of Labor (CDT), Nabir AMAOUI; General Union of Moroccan Workers (UGTM), Abderrazzak AFILAL; Moroccan Union of Workers (UTM), leader NA; Party of Shura and Istiqlal, leader NA

    • Member of:
      ABEDA, ACCT (associate), AfDB, AFESD, AL, AMF, AMU, CCC, EBRD, ECA, FAO, G-77, GATT, IAEA, IBRD, ICAO, ICC, ICFTU, ICRM, IDA, IDB, IFAD, IFC, IFRCS, ILO, IMF, IMO, INTELSAT, INTERPOL, IOC, IOM (observer), ISO, ITU, NAM, OAS (observer), OIC, UN, UNAVEM II, UNCTAD, UNESCO, UNHCR, UNIDO, UPU, WHO, WIPO, WMO, WTO

    • Diplomatic representation in US:

        chief of mission:
        Ambassador Mohamed BENAISSA

        chancery:
        1601 21st Street NW, Washington, DC 20009

        telephone:
        [1] (202) 462-7979 through 7982

        FAX:
        [1] (202) 265-0161

        consulate(s) general:
        New York

    • US diplomatic representation:

        chief of mission:
        Ambassador Marc C. GINSBERG

        embassy:
        2 Avenue de Marrakech, Rabat

        mailing address:
        PSC 74, Box 003, APO AE 09718

        telephone:
        [212] (7) 76 22 65

        FAX:
        [212] (7) 76 56 61

        consulate(s) general:
        Casablanca

    • Flag:
      red with a green pentacle (five-pointed, linear star) known as Solomon's seal in the center of the flag; green is the traditional color of Islam






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