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Morocco

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House of Councillors

This is a bicameral parliament. Switch to theHouse of Representatives

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
Majlis al-Mustacharin (House of Councillors)
Structure & Status of parliament This field is to indicate lower/upper in the back end.
Upper chamber
Parliamentary term (years)
6

IPU membership

Affiliation periods
from 1964 to 1965
from 1971 to 1973
from 1978
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 Councillors
Speaker
Hakim Benchamach (Male)
Year of birth
1963
Term
13.10.2015
Additional information
Elected on 13 Oct. 2015, re-elected on 15 Oct. 2018.
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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
Abdelouahed Khouja (Male)
Notes Additional information about the Secretary General, in particular regarding their term.
29.10.2009 -

Members

Statutory number of members Statutory number of members, as defined in the constitution or other fundamental law.
Principal mode of designation of members
Indirectly elected members Indirectly elected, for example by regional parliaments or an electoral college.
120
Note on the statutory number of members
- 72 members elected at the Kingdom's regional level, who represent the subnational administrative areas (collectivitiés territoriales); -20 members elected in each region by a single electoral college made up of all those in the relevant region that have been elected to the following professional associations: the agriculture associations, the commerce, industry and services associations, the arts and crafts associations and the marine fisheries associations; - 8 members elected in each region by an electoral college made up of those elected from the most representative employers' professional organizations; - 20 members elected nationally by an electoral college made up of of employees.
Current number of members Number of members who currently hold seats in parliament. May be lower or higher than the statutory number of members.
120
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Women The number of female parliamentarians who currently hold seats in parliament.
14
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Percentage of women Calculated by dividing the current number of women by the current number of members.
11.67% 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

Data on the age of parliamentarians is collected at start of the legislature, following the most recent elections. This data is not updated during the legislature.

 

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
Nabil Andaloussi (Male)
Oldest member (years) Age at the time of the last election or renewal.
84

Reserved seats and quotas

Electoral quota for youth Quotas to promote the representation of youth in parliament.