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House of Representatives

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Election results

Data on parliamentary elections, including the background, candidates, voter turnout, results and the formation of the new legislature. By default the latest election results are displayed. Select a date to view results from previous elections

Background

Election date(s) The date when elections started and ended for directly or indirectly elected parliaments/chambers. The date of appointments for appointed parliaments/chambers.
07.10.2016
Timing of election Timing of election: Upon normal expiry; Early elections; Delayed elections
Upon normal expiry
Expected date of next elections The expected date at which the next elections should take place, based on law or practice.
30.11.2021
Number of seats at stake Number of seats contested at the elections. Where the parliament/chamber is fully renewed, this number is usually identical to the statutory number of members. Where the parliament/chamber is partially renewed or appointed, the number of seats at stake is usually less than the total number of members.
395
Scope of elections Scope of elections: Full renewal; Partial renewal.
Full renewal

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
The number of women candidates is not available from authoritative sources.
Number of parties contesting the election This field may include either the number of parties contesting the election, or the number of coalitions/electoral alliance.
32

Voter turnout

Registration Number of people registered to vote
15,702,592

Results

About the election Short description of the context and results of the election.
As in the previous elections, no party won an outright majority in the 395-member House of Representatives. The Justice and Development Party (PJD), led by Prime Minister Abdelilah Benkirane, remained the largest party, winning 125 seats, up from 107. Its coalition partners in the outgoing legislature (see note) took a total of 128 seats. The PJD's main rival, the Authenticity and Modernity Party (PAM, liberal, founded by Mr. Fouad Ali El Himma, a former advisor to the King) more than doubled its seats to 102. During the election campaign, the major parties focused on economic and social reforms, the pension system and Islamism . Note: The PJD-led coalition government formed in January 2012 comprised the Istiqlal Party (PI), the Popular Movement (MP) and the Progress and Socialism Party (PPS). The National Rally of Independents (RNI) joined in October 2013, replacing the PI.
Number of parties winning seats The number of parties which won parliamentary representation in the given election.
12
Percentage of parties winning seats The percentage is calculated by dividing the number of parties which won parliamentary representation by the number of parties contesting the election.
37.5%
Percentage of seats won by largest party or coalition The percentage is calculated by dividing the number of seats won by the largest party by the number of seats at stake in the election.
31.65%
Alternation of power after elections The results of the elections caused a change in the government. "Not applicable" to countries using the presidential system when parliamentary and presidential elections are held separately, to countries in political transition or where there is no party system.
No
Note on the alternation of power
Monarchy
Number of parties in government The government may be formed by one or more political parties
6
Names of parties in government The government may be formed by one or more political parties
Justice and Development Party (PJD), National Rally of Independents (RNI), Popular Movement (MP), Socialist Union of Popular Forces (USFP), Constitutional Union (UC), Progress and Socialism Party (PPS)
Parties or coalitions winning seats
Political groups winning seats breakdown
Political group Total Constituency Seats List Seats
Justice and Development Party (PJD) 125 98 27
Authenticity and Modernity Party (PAM) 102 81 21
Istiqlal Party (PI) 46 35 11
National Rally of Independents (RNI) 37 28 9
Popular Movement (MP) 27 20 7
Socialist Union of Popular Forces (USFP) 20 14 6
Constitutional Union (UC) 19 15 4
Progress and Socialism Party (PPS) 12 7 5
Democratic and social Movement (MDS) 3 3 0
Federation of the Democratic Left (FGD) 2 2 0
Unity and Development Party (PUD) 1 1 0
Moroccan Green Left Party (PGVM) 1 1 0
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%
Sources
House of Representatives (26.10.2016, 30.05.2017) International Foundation for Electoral Systems Agence Marocaine de Presse Reuters Al Jazeera HuffPost Maghreb La Nouvelle Tribune
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
Date of the first session The date when the newly elected parliament/chamber was convened for the first time. It may be different from the date when members were sworn in.
14.10.2016
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