List of political parties in Morocco

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This article lists political parties in Morocco.

Morocco has had a multi-party system since independence in 1956 with numerous parties ranging in ideology from the far-left to Islamists. The Moroccan electoral system leads the political parties to seek coalition governments. However, both the post of Prime Minister and other four main government ministers are appointed by the King of Morocco.

Since Morocco considers the disputed territory of Western Sahara to be its annexed Southern Provinces, the political parties are also active in those parts of the territory under Moroccan control.

Parties represented in the Parliament elected in 2007[edit]

The most recent parliamentary elections took place in Morocco on 25 November 2011, the next ones will take place on 7 October 2016

Parties without parliamentary representation[edit]

Parties represented in the 2002 parliament, no longer after the 2007 elections[edit]

Parties not represented in the 2002 parliament, that took part in the 2007 elections without winning any seat[edit]

Other parties[edit]

Banned parties[edit]

List of current political parties[edit]

Political parties established between 1940 and 1970[edit]

  Name in English Name in French Abbreviation Name in Arabic Ideology Establishment General Secretary
  Istiqlal Party Parti de l'istiqlal PI حزب الاستقلال conservatism, nationalism 1943 Hamid Chabat
  Democratic Independence Party Parti démocratique et de l'indépendance
Parti de la Choura et de l'Istiqlal
PDI حزب الشورى و الاستقلال nationalism 1946 Abdelouhahed Maâche
  Popular Movement Mouvement populaire MP الحركة الشعبية liberalism, nationalism 1957 Mohand Laenser (fr)
  National Union of Popular Forces Union nationale des forces populaires UNFP الاتحاد الوطني للقوات الشعبية socialism 1959 Abdallah Ibrahim
(last SG 1959-2005)

Political parties established between 1970 and 1990[edit]

  Name in English Name in French Abbreviation Name in Arabic Ideology Establishment General Secretary
  Party of Progress and Socialism Parti du progrès et du socialisme PPS حزب التقدم والاشتراكية progressivism, socialism 1974 Mohamed Nabil Benabdallah
  Action Party Parti de l'action PA حزب العمل socialism 1974 Mohammed Drissi
  Socialist Union of Popular Forces Union socialiste des forces populaires USFP الاتحاد الاشتراكي للقوات الشعبية progressivism, socialism 1975 Driss Lachgar
  National Rally of Independents Rassemblement national des indépendants RNI التجمع الوطني للاحرار liberalism 1978 Salaheddine Mezouar
  Party of the Social Center Parti du centre social PCS حزب الوسط الاجتماعي socialism 1982 Madih Lahcen
  Constitutional Union Union constitutionnelle UC الاتحاد الدستوري liberalism 1983 Mohamed Abied
  Socialist Democratic Vanguard Party Parti de l'avant-garde démocratique et socialiste PADS حزب الطليعة الديمقراطي الاشتراكي socialism 1983 Ahmed Benjelloun

Political parties established between 1990 and 2000[edit]

  Name in English Name in French Abbreviation Name in Arabic Ideology Establishment General Secretary
  Green Party for Development Parti des verts pour le développement PVD حزب الخضر للتنمية environmentalism 1992 Fatima Alaoui
  Democratic Way La voie démocratique
Parti Annahj Addimocrati
VD حزب النهج الديمقراطي socialism, Marxism 1995 Abdallah Elharif
  Democratic and Social Movement Mouvement démocratique et social MDS الحركة الديمقراطية الاجتماعية liberalism 1996 Mahmoud Archane
  Front of Democratic Forces Front des forces démocratiques FFD جبهة القوى الديمقراطية socialism 1997 Thami El Khyari
  Justice and Development Party Parti de la justice et du développement PJD حزب العدالة و التنمية Islamism, conservatism, socialism 1998 Abdelilah Benkirane
  Party of Hope Parti de l'espoir PE حزب الامل liberalism 1999 Mohamed Bani Oueld Baraka


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