Morocco

House of Representatives

Political system
Monarchy
Structure of parliament
Bicameral
IPU membership
Yes

About parliament

Basic information such as the official name of parliament and details of its structure and leadership. Also includes the current breakdown of MPs by sex and age, and provisions for quotas and reserved seats.

Parliament name
Barlaman (Parliament)
Chamber name
Majliss-annouwab (House of Representatives)
Structure & status of parliament
Lower chamber
Parliamentary term (years)
5

IPU membership

Affiliation periods
from 1964 to 1964
from 1971 to 1972
from 1978
IPU Geopolitical Group/s
African Group
Arab group

Speaker

Official title
Speaker of the House of Representatives
Speaker
Rachid Talbi El Alami (Male)
Date of birth: 17 Jun 1958
Term
09 Oct 2021
Additional information

Elected on 9 Oct. 2021.

In accordance with Articles 62 and 65 of the 2011 Constitution, the Speaker is elected at the beginning of the new legislature (which starts on the second Friday of October) and subsequently in the third year of the legislature, in the April session (on the second Friday of April), for the rest of the legislature.

Speaker terms

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Secretary general

Official title
Secretary General
Secretary General
Najib El Khadi (Male)
Term
No information available

Members

Statutory number of members
395
Principal mode of designation of members
Directly elected
Directly elected members
395
Current number of members
395
Men
299
Women
96
Percentage of women
24.3%
Statutory number of members per country 
515
Population (in thousands)
37,077
Inhabitants per parliamentarian
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Age

Data on the age of parliamentarians is collected at the start of the legislature, following the most recent elections. This data is not updated during the legislature, except when parliament notifies the IPU of a change in the youngest or oldest member.

Average age of all members
52.9
(2021-10 - 2021-11)
Youngest member
Wiam El Mharchi (Female)
Youngest member (years)
21
Number of members, by age (2021-10)
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
Male 0 3 26 29 57 106 63 14 2 0 300
Female 0 15 25 14 11 23 7 0 0 0 95
Totals per age interval 0 18 51 43 68 129 70 14 2 0 395
Total <= 45: 112 Total >= 46: 283
Percentage of members, by age
Age at the last election or renewal Overall Male Female
Percentage of MPs 30 years of age or younger
4.6% 0.8% 3.8%
Percentage of MPs 40 years of age or younger
17.5% 7% 10.1%
Percentage of MPs 45 years of age or younger
28.4% 15% 13.7%

Reserved seats and quotas

There are reserved seats in parliament for certain groups
Yes
Women
60
Youth
30
Electoral quota for women
Yes

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).

Sources: Organic Law 27-11 with respect to the Assembly of Representatives, Promulgated by Dahir 1-11-165 of 14 October 2011.

Youth quota
Yes

Notes: Reserved seat. 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. For these 90 seats, there is a national list for young candidates under 40 years of age for 30 seats and a list of women candidates for 60 seats.

Sources: Organic Law 27-11, September 2011

Links to additional information

Parliamentary website
List of members
No information available
Rules of procedure/Standing Orders
Constitution

Historical data for IPU membership

Historical data for IPU membership
Year IPU membership
2020-09
List of values for 2020-09
No
2019-04
List of values for 2019-04
No
2018-06
List of values for 2018-06
No