Morocco

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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.
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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
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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.

Age

Average age of all members Age at the time of the last election or renewal.
52.86
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Youngest member (years) Age at the time of the last election or renewal.
Youngest member
Wiam El Mharchi (Female)
Total number of MPs, 45 years of age or younger
97 See historical data for this field.
Total number of MPs, 46 years of age or older
298 See historical data for this field.
Total per sex
Total of male
315 See historical data for this field.
Total of female
80 See historical data for this field.
Total per age interval
18-20
0
21-30
8 See historical data for this field.
31-40
43 See historical data for this field.
41-45
46 See historical data for this field.
46-50
63 See historical data for this field.
51-60
138 See historical data for this field.
61-70
81 See historical data for this field.
71-80
14 See historical data for this field.
81-90
1 See historical data for this field.
91 and over
1 See historical data for this field.
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 8 43 46 63 138 81 14 1 1
Total <= 45: 97 Total >= 46: 298
Male 0 3 22 36 51 116 72 13 1 1 315
Female 0 5 21 10 12 22 9 1 0 0 80
Percentage of members, by age
Age as last election or renewalOverallMaleFemale
Percentage of MPs 30 years of age or younger2.03%0.76%1.27%
Percentage of MPs 40 years of age or younger12.91%6.33%6.58%
Percentage of MPs 45 years of age or younger24.56%15.44%9.11%

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 > Historical data on women

Women's suffrage

Date of independence For countries that become independent after 1940
1956
Women’s right to vote
Women’s 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
Women's 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

Specialized body - Women's caucus

Forum of Moroccan Women Parliamentarians
(May 2005)
Formal or informal
Formal
The caucus is open to male MPs
Yes
The caucus is cross-party
Yes

Activities

Issues dealt with by the caucus
-Defend the legal, political, economic and social rights of all women.
-To support and strengthen women's gains in all areas, and work to enhance them, whether at the level of decision-making centers or in the legislative field, and to strengthen joint work ties with other civil, legal and political community bodies in order to advance the status of women, and to create participatory relations with the institutions active in the international system Working in the field of human rights.