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Morocco

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House of Representatives

This is a bicameral parliament. Switch to theHouse of Councillors

Data on women

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Basic information > About parliament

Speaker

Speaker
Habib El Malki (Male)
Year of birth
1946
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.
See historical data for this field.

Secretary general

Secretary general
Najib El Khadi (Male)

Members

Current number of members, by sex
Women The number of female parliamentarians who currently hold seats in parliament.
81
See historical data for this field.
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.

Age

Average age of all members
Not available
See historical data for this field. Compare data of this field.
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)
Total number of MPs, 45 years of age or younger
Total number of MPs, 46 years of age or older
276
Total per sex
Total of male
318
Total of female
69
Total per age interval
18-20
0
21-30
6
31-40
51
41-45
54
46-50
55
51-60
155
61-70
66
71-80
0
81-90
0
91 and over
0
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%

Reserved seats and quotas

Number of reserved seats, by group
Women
60
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).
Elections > Election results

Candidates

Total number of candidates Total number of people who registered as candidates for election. Does not include people who stood as candidates to become "substitute members".
6,992

Results

Members elected, by sex
Number of men elected
314
Number of women elected
81
Percentage of women elected The percentage is calculated by dividing the number of women elected in the election and the number of seats at stake at the election.
20.51%
Number of women after election or renewal, by mode of designation
Women Directly Elected
81

New legislature

Total number of men after the election The total number of male parliamentarians in this parliament/chamber following the election or renewal, regardless of their modes of designation.
314
Total number of women after the election The total number of female parliamentarians in this parliament/chamber following the election or renewal, regardless of their modes of designation.
81
First Speaker of the new legislature
First Speaker of the new legislature First name of the Speaker of the new legislature following the election or renewal.
Habib El Malki (Male)
Political party
Socialist Union of Popular Forces (USFP)
Date of election
16.01.2017
Elections > Historical data on women

Women's suffrage

Date of independence For countries that become independent after 1940
1956
Women’s right to vote
Right to vote Year in which women obtained the right to vote
1959
National or local Suffrage: National or Local
National
Restricted or unrestricted suffrage Suffrage: Restricted or Universal
Universal
Notes Suffrage: Additional Notes on right of suffrage
The right to vote was granted for both the local and national levels on 1 September 1959. This right was first exercised on 18 June 1963.
Women’s right to stand for election
Right to stand for election Year in which women obtained the right to stand for election
1959
National or local Stand for Election: National or Local
National
Restricted or unrestricted suffrage Stand for Election : Restricted or Universal
Universal
Notes Stand for Election: Additional Notes on right to stand for election
The right to vote was granted for both the local and national levels on 1 September 1959. This right was first exercised on 18 June 1963.
First woman in parliament
First woman in parliament Year in which first woman entered parliament
1993
Parliamentary bodies > Caucuses

Women

Caucus name
Forum of Moroccan Women Parliamentarians
Date of creation
01.2005
Formal or informal
Formal
The caucus is open to male MPs
No
The caucus is cross-party
No
There are rules governing the functioning of the caucus
No
The caucus has a strategic plan or plan of action
No
The caucus has a communication plan
No