Morocco

House of Councillors

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
Majlis al-Mustacharin (House of Councillors)
Structure & status of parliament
Upper chamber
Parliamentary term (years)
6

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
President of the House of Councillors
Speaker
Naam Miyara (Male)
Date of birth: 15 Jun 1968
Term
09 Oct 2021
Additional information

Elected on 9 Oct. 2021

In accordance with Articles 63 and 65 of the 2011 Constitution, the President of the House of Councillors is elected at the beginning of the new legislature (which starts on the second Friday of October), for a three-year term (a half of the six-year term of the House of Councillors) and can be re-elected in October of the third year of the legislature for the rest of the legislature.

Speaker terms

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Secretary general

Official title
Secretary General
Secretary General
El Assad Zerouali (Male)
Term
20 May 2022
Notes

Appointed on 20 May 2022.

Members

Statutory number of members
120

Notes:

- 72 members elected at the Kingdom's regional level, who represent the subnational administrative areas (collectivitiés territoriales);

-20 members elected in each region by a single electoral college made up of all those in the relevant region that have been elected to the following professional associations: the agriculture associations, the commerce, industry and services associations, the arts and crafts associations and the marine fisheries associations;

- 8 members elected in each region by an electoral college made up of those elected from the most representative employers' professional organizations;

- 20 members elected nationally by an electoral college made up of of employees.

Principal mode of designation of members
Indirectly elected
Indirectly elected members
120
Current number of members
120
Men
106
Women
14
Percentage of women
11.7%
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
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Youngest member
Nabil Andaloussi (Male)
Youngest member (years)
31
Oldest member
Oldest member (years)
84
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
Male No information available
Female
Total <= 45: - Total >= 46: -
Percentage of members, by age
Age at the last election or renewal Overall Male Female
Percentage of MPs 30 years of age or younger
- - -
Percentage of MPs 40 years of age or younger
- - -
Percentage of MPs 45 years of age or younger
- - -

Reserved seats and quotas

There are reserved seats in parliament for certain groups
No information available
Electoral quota for women
No information available
Youth quota
No

Links to additional information

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