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Basic information > About parliament

Speaker

Speaker
Hakim Benchamach (Male)
Year of birth
1963
Additional information
Elected on 13 Oct. 2015, re-elected on 15 Oct. 2018.
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Secretary general

Secretary General
Abdelouahed Khouja (Male)
Notes Additional information about the Secretary General, in particular regarding their term.
29.10.2009 -

Members

Current number of members, by sex
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.

Age

Average age of all members
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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
Elections > Election results

Results

Members elected, by sex
Number of men elected
106
Number of women elected
14
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.
11.67%
Number of women after election or renewal, by mode of designation
Women Indirectly Elected
14

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.
106
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.
14
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.
Hakim Benchamach (Male)
Date of election
13.10.2015
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.