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Morocco

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House of Representatives

This is a bicameral parliament. Switch to theHouse of Councillors

About parliament

Basic information such as the official name of parliament and details of its structure and leadership. Also includes the current breakdown of MPs by sex and age, and provisions for quotas and reserved seats.

Parliament name
Barlaman (Parliament)
Chamber name
Majliss-annouwab (House of Representatives)
Structure & Status of parliament This field is to indicate lower/upper in the back end.
Lower chamber
Parliamentary term (years)
5

IPU membership

Affiliation periods
from 1964-01 to 1965-01
from 1971-01 to 1973-01
from 1978-01
IPU Geopolitical Group/s IPU Geopolitical Groups: African Group, Arab Group, Asia-Pacific Group, Eurasia Group, Group of Latin America and the Caribbean (GRULAC), Twelve Plus Group.
African Group
Arab group

Speaker

Official title The Speaker may for example be known as the Presiding Officer, President, Chairman/Chairperson, etc.
Speaker of the House of Representatives
Speaker
Habib El Malki (Male)
Year of birth
1946
Term
16.01.2017
Additional information
Elected on 16 Jan. 2017, re-elected on 12 April 2019. In accordance with Article 62 of the 2011 Constitution, the Speaker is elected at the beginning of the new legislature and subsequently in the third year of the legislature, in the April session, for the rest of the legislature.
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Secretary General

Official title This post is most commonly called Secretary General or Clerk. It may also be called Secretary, Head/Chief of the Secretariat, Director General, etc.
Secretary General
Secretary general
Najib El Khadi (Male)

Members

Statutory number of members Statutory number of members, as defined in the constitution or other fundamental law.
Principal mode of designation of members
Directly elected members Directly elected by citizens.
395
Current number of members Number of members who currently hold seats in parliament. May be lower or higher than the statutory number of members.
395
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Women The number of female parliamentarians who currently hold seats in parliament.
81
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Percentage of women Calculated by dividing the current number of women by the current number of members.
20.51% See historical data for this field.
Statutory number of members per country As defined in the constitution or other fundamental laws. Combines the number of parliamentarians in both chambers in bicameral parliaments.
Population (in thousands) Source: United Nations, World Population Prospects.
34,803
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Inhabitants per parliamentarian Calculated by dividing the population by the statutory number of parliamentarians.
67,579 See historical data for this field.

Age

Average age of all members
Not available
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Youngest member (years) Age at the time of the last election or renewal.
Youngest member
Yassine RADI (Male)
Oldest member (years) Age at the time of the last election or renewal.
84
Oldest member
Miloud CHAABI (Male)
Number of members, by age
Breakdown of members by age and gender
18 - 20 21 - 30 31 - 40 41 - 45 46 - 50 51 - 60 61 - 70 71 - 80 81 - 90 91 and over Totals per gender
Totals per age interval 0 6 51 54 55 155 66 0 0 0
Total <= 45: 111 Total >= 46: 276
Male 0 6 40 44 46 130 52 0 0 0 318
Female 0 0 11 10 9 25 14 0 0 0 69
Percentage of members, by age
Age as last election or renewalOverallMaleFemale
Percentage of MPs 30 years of age or younger1.55%1.55%0%
Percentage of MPs 40 years of age or younger14.73%11.89%2.84%
Percentage of MPs 45 years of age or younger28.68%23.26%5.43%
Members for whom data is available
387

Reserved seats and quotas

There are reserved seats in parliament for certain groups Reserved seats are a means to ensure the parliamentary representation of certain groups in society.
Number of reserved seats, by group
Women
60
Youth
30
Electoral quota for women Quotas to promote the representation of women in parliament.
Notes
Moroccan legislation encourages women and young people to run for legislative office by establishing national lists for 90 of the 395 seats in the Assembly of Representatives (with a national list of women candidates for 60 seats and a list of young candidates for 30 seats).
Electoral quota for youth Quotas to promote the representation of youth in parliament.
Notes
Reserved seat. Moroccan legislation encourages women and young people to run for legislative office by establishing national lists for 90 of the 395 seats in the Assembly of Representatives. For these 90 seats, there is a national list for young candidates under 40 years of age for 30 seats and a list of women candidates for 60 seats.