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Morocco

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House of Councillors

This is a bicameral parliament. Switch to theHouse of Representatives

Oversight

Data on parliament’s oversight role and activities

Oversight tools

Parliament has the power to summon members of the government
Source Legal documents that stipulate parliament's role.
Constitution, art. 102
Parliament has the power to summon senior government officials
Source Legal documents that stipulate parliament's role.
Constitution, art. 101
Parliament has the power to approve key government appointments Key government appointments include, for example, ambassadors or the head of the central bank.
Approximate number of government appointments subject to parliamentary approval
0
Number of written questions asked, per year
Not available
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Parliament has power to carry out inquiries
Yes
Source Legal documents that stipulate parliament's role.
Constitution, art. 67
Number of parliamentary inquiries, per year
Not available
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Head of State and/or Government

Head of State and/or Government
Parliament’s role in the designation of the Head of Government Some parliaments elect the Head of Government or approve the nomination for the Head of Government. Others do not play a role.
Other (please specify)
Notes
Once the members of the Government have been designated by the King, the Head of Government presents and explains to both houses of parliament, meeting in a joint session, the programme he plans to apply. The programme must stipulate the guiding principles of the action the government plans to take in the various sectors of national activity, in particular in the economic, social, environmental, cultural and and foreign affairs arenas. It must be debated by each of the two houses. The debate is followed by a vote in the House of Representatives. The Government is authorized to act once it has obtained the confidence of the House of Representatives, expressed by a vote by an absolute majority of the members of that house in favour of the programme.
Source Legal documents that stipulate parliament's role.
First paragraph of Art. 47 of the Constitution and Art. 88 of the Constitution
The Head of Government is also the Head of State
No
Parliament’s role
Parliament’s role in the designation of the Head of State Some parliaments designate the Head of State or approve the nomination for the Head of Government. Others do not play a role.
Parliament does not play a role

Impeachment and confidence motions

Procedure for parliament
There is a procedure for parliament to dismiss or impeach the following persons/institution There is a procedure to dismiss or impeach the following persons/institution: Not applicable (there is no procedure); The whole Government; The Head of Government; The Head of State; Individual members of the Executive; Other (please specify)
Other (please specify)
Notes
The members of the Government are criminally responsible before the Kingdom's courts for crimes and offences committed in the exercise of their duties. The law stipulates the procedure to be followed in terms of that responsibility.
Source Legal documents that stipulate parliament's role.
Constitution, Article 95
Chambers that play a role in the dismissal or impeachment In bicameral parliaments: Chambers that play a role in the dismissal or impeachment: Lower chamber; Upper chamber; Not applicable
Not applicable
Impeachment Role
There is a procedure for parliament to express no confidence in the following persons/institution There is a procedure for parliament to express no confidence in the following persons/institution: Not applicable (there is no procedure); The whole Government; The Head of Government; Individual members of the Executive; Other (please specify)
The whole Government
Source Legal documents that stipulate parliament's role.
Constitution, Article 105
Chambers that play a role in motions of no confidence In bicameral parliaments: Chambers that play a role in motions of no confidence: Lower chamber; Upper chamber; Not applicable
Lower chamber
Parliament is automatically dissolved when a motion of no confidence is adopted In some countries, the adoption of a motion of no confidence in the Government automatically leads to the dissolution of Parliament in certain countries. In other cases, a new government can be formed.
No