Parliament of Morocco
|Parliament of Morocco
Parlement du Maroc
|Seats||595 members (325 and 270)|
|House of Representatives voting system||multi-seat constituency|
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politics and government of
- The House of Representatives or the lower house. 395 members elected directly for a five-year term.
- The House of Councillors. It is elected indirectly for a nine-year term by two sets of electoral colleges.
Part of the reserve powers, the head of State (in this case the King of Morocco) has the right to dissolve the Parliament. In the past, during the "years of lead" under King Hassan II, this right was used extensively, along with suspensions and extensions of terms. Thus, until 1997, not a single elected Parliament was able to complete its term under normal circumstances.
The role of Parliament, and the respect of the monarchy for its integrity, has increased considerably since 1999, when Mohammed VI took the throne. However, the power of Parliament is still being limited as it is the King who appoints the prime minister and on proposition from the latter, the members of government.
- Politics of Morocco
- Elections in Morocco
- List of political parties in Morocco
- List of legislatures by country
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