President of the Government of Morocco

head of government of Morocco
(Redirected from Prime Minister of Morocco)

The President of the Government of the Kingdom of Morocco is the head of government and serves in a position similar to that of a prime minister in other constitutional monarchies.[1]

President of the Government of the Kingdom of Morocco
Président du Gouvernement du Royaume du Maroc
رئيس حكومة المملكة المغربية
Coat of arms of Morocco.svg
Coat of Arms of Morocco
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Incumbent
Aziz Akhannouch

since 10 September 2021
AppointerMohammed VI
Inaugural holderMbarek Bekkay
Formation7 December 1955; 65 years ago (1955-12-07)
Website:::موقع رئيس الحكومة:::

A president is chosen by the king of Morocco from the largest party elected to parliament. The Constitution of Morocco grants executive powers to the government and allows the head of government to propose and dismiss cabinet members.[2]

ListEdit

No. Portrait Name
(Birth–Death)
Term of office Political Party Legislature
(Election)
King
(Reign)
1   Mbarek Bekkay
مبارك البكاي

(1907–1961)[3]

1 7 December 1955 12 May 1958 Independent None Mohammed V
محمد الخامس
 

(1955–1961)

2
2   Ahmed Balafrej
أحمد بلافريج

(1908–1990)

12 May 1958 16 December 1958 Istiqlal Party
3   Abdallah Ibrahim
عبد الله إبراهيم

(1918–2005)

16 December 1958 20 May 1960 Istiqlal Party
  Position vacant
(Direct rule by
Mohammed V)
20 May 1960 26 February 1961
(died in office.)
Independent
  Position vacant
(Direct rule by
Hassan II)
1 26 February 1961 13 November 1963 Independent Hassan II
الحسن الثاني
 

(1961–1999)

2
3
4   Ahmed Bahnini
أحمد بحنيني

(1909–1971)

13 November 1963 7 June 1965 Front for the Defence of Constitutional Institutions I (1963)
  Position vacant
(Direct rule by
Hassan II)
4 7 June 1965 7 July 1967 Independent
5   Mohamed Benhima
محمد بنهيمة

(1924–1992)

7 July 1967 6 October 1969 Front for the Defence of Constitutional Institutions
6   Ahmed Laraki
أحمد العراقي

(1931–2020)

1 6 October 1969 6 August 1971 Istiqlal Party
7   Mohammed Karim Lamrani
محمد كريم العمراني

(1919–2018)

1 6 August 1971 2 November 1972 Independent II (1970)
2
8   Ahmed Osman
أحمد عصمان

(1930–)

1 2 November 1972 22 March 1979 National Rally of Independents
2 III (1977)
9   Maati Bouabid
المعطي بوعبيد

(1927–1996)

1 22 March 1979 30 November 1983 Constitutional Union
2
(7)   Mohammed Karim Lamrani
محمد كريم العمراني

(1919–2018)

3 30 November 1983 30 September 1986 Independent
4 IV (1984)
10   Azzeddine Laraki
عز الدين العراقي

(1929–2010)

2 30 September 1986 11 August 1992 Independent
(7)   Mohammed Karim Lamrani
محمد كريم العمراني

(1919–2018)

5 11 August 1992 25 May 1994 Independent
6 V (1993)
11   Abdellatif Filali
عبد اللطيف الفلالي

(1928–2009)

1 25 May 1994 4 February 1998 Independent
2
3 VI (1997)
12   Abderrahmane Youssoufi
عبد الرحمن اليوسفي

(1924–2020)

1 4 February 1998 9 October 2002 Socialist Union of Popular Forces
2 Mohammed VI
محمد السادس
 

(1999–)

13   Driss Jettou
إدريس جطو

(1945–)

1 9 October 2002 19 September 2007 Independent VII (2002)
2
14   Abbas El Fassi
عباس الفاسي

(1940–)

19 September 2007 29 November 2011 Istiqlal Party VIII (2007)
15   Abdelilah Benkirane
عبد الإله بنكيران

(1954–)

1 29 November 2011 5 April 2017 Justice and Development Party IX (2011)
2
16   Saadeddine Othmani
سعد الدين العثماني

(1956–)

1 5 April 2017 10 September 2021 Justice and Development Party X (2016)
2
17   Aziz Akhannouch
عزيز أخنوش

(1961–)

1 10 September 2021 National Rally of Independents XI (2021)

ReferencesEdit

  1. "Moroccans approve king's reforms". BBC News. 2 July 2011. Retrieved 9 February 2018.
  2. Karam, Souhail (17 June 2011). "Morocco King to lose some powers, remain key figure". Reuters. Retrieved 9 February 2018.
  3. Appointed as Prime Minister while the Sultanate of Morocco was still divided between French and Spanish protectorates. Served as Prime Minister of the independent Sultanate of Morocco from 2 March 1956, and as Prime Minister of the Kingdom of Morocco from 14 August 1957.