Moroccan general election, 1993

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Parliamentary elections were held in Morocco on 25 June 1993, having originally been scheduled for October 1990, but postponed due to issues over the future of Western Sahara and a referendum on a new constitution, which took place in 1992. The number of directly elected seats increased from 204 to 222, whilst the number of indirectly elected seats rose from 102 to 111 (69 elected by Communal Councils, 15 by the Chamber of Agriculture, 10 by the Chamber of Commerce & Industry, 7 by the Chamber of Craftspeople and 10 by the Chamber of Labor Unions).[1][2] The indirectly elected seats were chosen on 17 September.[2]

Eleven parties and 2,042 candidates (including 167 independents) contested the election. The result was a victory for the Socialist Union of Popular Forces, which won 48 of the elected seats. Voter turnout was 62.7%.[3]

Results[edit]

Party Direct election Indirect election Total seats +/-
Votes % Seats Votes % Seats
National Rally of Independents 824,117 13.2 28 13 41 -20
Socialist Union of Popular Forces 820,641 13.2 48 4 52 +16
Constitutional Union 769,149 12.8 27 27 54 -29
Istiqlal Party 760,082 12.2 43 9 52 +11
Popular Movement 751,864 12.1 33 18 51 +4
National Popular Movement 662,214 10.6 14 11 25 New
National Democratic Party 500,253 8.0 14 10 24 0
Democratic Independence Party 257,372 4.1 3 6 9 New
Party of Progress and Socialism 245,064 3.9 6 4 10 +8
Organisation for Democratic and Popular Action 196,268 3.2 2 0 2 +1
Action Party 145,981 2.4 2 0 2 New
Independents 259,213 4.2 2 2 4 New
Democratic Confederation of Labour - - - 4 4 +1
Moroccan Workers' Union - - - 3 3 -2
Invalid/blank votes 930,993 - - - - - -
Total 7,153,211 100 222 111 333 +27
Source: Nohlen et al.

References[edit]

  1. ^ Morocco: Parliamentary Chamber: Majliss-annouwab: Elections held in 1993 Inter-Parliamentary Union
  2. ^ a b Morocco Direct Legislative Elections Monitoring/Observation Report, June 25, 1993 IFES
  3. ^ Nohlen, D, Krennerich, M & Thibaut, B (1999) Elections in Africa: A data handbook, p635 ISBN 0-19-829645-2