Ahmed Balafrej

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Ahmed Balafrej
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Ahmed Balafrej in 1950
Prime Minister of Morocco
In office
12 May 1958 – 13 December 1958
Monarch Mohammed V
Preceded by Mbarek Bekkay
Succeeded by Abdallah Ibrahim
Personal details
Born (1908-09-05)5 September 1908
Rabat, Morocco
Died 14 April 1990(1990-04-14) (aged 82)
Rabat, Morocco
Political party Istiqlal
Religion Sunni Islam
1930 photo with Chakib Arslan

Ahmed Balafrej (Arabic: أحمد بلافريج; September 5, 1908 in Rabat - April 14, 1990[1]) was the Prime Minister of Morocco between May 12, 1958 and December 2, 1958.[2]

D'anfa Conference, with Roosevelt and Churchill, 1943

Balafraj, who wanted to keep Morocco neutral, served as Foreign Minister until November 13, 1963, when King Hassan II replaced him after the resolution of the Sand War with Algeria. Balafraj, considered the second most powerful man in the government after Hassan II (who was both monarch and prime minister), was re-assigned to a nominal post as "personal representative of the King". [3]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Wolf, Jean (1994). Les secrets du Maroc espagnol: l'épopée d'Abd-el-Khaleq Torrès (in French). Eddif. p. 173. ISBN 2-7158-1050-4. Retrieved 20 June 2010. 
  2. ^ "Political Leaders:Morocco". 
  3. ^ "Shift to West for Morocco with Shakeup", UPI report in The Daily Telegram (Eau Claire, Wisconsin), November 14, 1963, p10
Preceded by
Mbarek Bekkaï
Prime Minister of Morocco
1958 - 1958
Succeeded by
Abdallah Ibrahim