Moroccan general election, 1997

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Moroccan parliamentary election, 1997

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All 325 seats to the Assembly of Representatives of Morocco
163 seats were needed for a majority
  First party Second party Third party
 
Leader Abderrahmane Youssoufi Maati Bouabid Ahmed Osman
Party USFP Constitutional Union RNI
Last election 52 54 40
Seats won 57 50 46
Seat change Increase5 Decrease4 Increase6
Popular vote 884,061 647,746 705,397
Percentage 13.9% 10.2% 11.1%
Swing Increase0.7% Decrease2.6% Decrease2.1%

  Fourth party Fifth party
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Leader Mohand Laenser M'Hamed Boucetta
Party Popular Movement Istiqlal
Last election 51 52
Seats won 40 32
Seat change Decrease11 Decrease20
Popular vote 659,331 840,315
Percentage 10.3% 13.8%
Swing Decrease1.8% Increase0.6%

Prime Minister before election

Abdellatif Filali
Independent

Elected Prime Minister

Abderrahmane Youssoufi
USFP

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Parliamentary elections were held in Morocco on 14 November 1997. The result was a victory for the Socialist Union of Popular Forces, which won 57 of the 319 seats in the Assembly of Representatives. Voter turnout was 58.3%.[1]

Results[edit]

Party Votes % Seats +/-
Socialist Union of Popular Forces 884,061 13.9 57 +5
Istiqlal Party 840,315 13.8 32 -20
National Rally of Independents 705,397 11.1 46 +6
People's Movement 659,331 10.3 40 -11
Constitutional Union 647,746 10.2 50 -4
Democratic and Social Movement 603,156 9.5 32 New
National Popular Movement 431,651 6.8 19 -6
Party of Renewal and Progress 274,862 4.3 9 New
National Democratic Party 270,425 4.2 10 -14
Constitutional and Democratic Popular Movement 264,324 4.1 9 New
Front of Democratic Forces 243,275 3.8 9 New
Democratic Socialist Party 188,520 3.0 5 New
Organisation for Democratic and Popular Action 184,009 2.9 4 +2
Action Party 89,614 1.4 2 0
Democratic Independence Party 76,176 1.2 1 -8
Movement for Democracy 8,768 0.1 0 New
Invalid/blank votes 1,085,366 - - -
Total 7,456,996 100 325 -7
Source: Nohlen et al.

References[edit]

  1. ^ Nohlen, D, Krennerich, M & Thibaut, B (1999) Elections in Africa: A data handbook, p635 ISBN 0-19-829645-2