Nizar Baraka

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Nizar Baraka
Nizar Baraka - World Economic Forum on the Middle East, North Africa and Eurasia 2012.jpg
Nizar Baraka at the World Economic Forum on the Middle East, North Africa and Eurasia in 2012
President of the CESE
(Social, Economic & Environmental Council)
Assumed office
21 August 2013
Preceded by Chakib Benmoussa
Minister of Economy and Finance
In office
3 January 2012 – 9 July 2013
Monarch Mohammed VI
Prime Minister Abdelilah Benkirane
Preceded by Salaheddine Mezouar
Succeeded by Aziz Akhenouch
Minister delegate attached to the Prime Minister for general affairs and Economy
In office
14 November 2010 – 3 January 2012
Prime Minister Abbas el Fassi
Succeeded by Najib Boulif
Personal details
Born (1964-02-06) 6 February 1964 (age 53)
Rabat, Morocco
Political party Istiqlal Party
Occupation Politician
Religion Sunni Islam

Nizar Baraka (born 6 February 1964 in Rabat, Morocco) is a Moroccan politician of the Istiqlal Party. He was minister of Finance and Economy in the government of Abdelilah Benkirane.[1][2]
In April 2013, while King Mohammed VI was on vacation in France, Hamid Chabat Secretary-General of the Istiqlal Party announced his intentions to leave the coalition that forms the cabinet of Abdelilah Benkirane. Consequently, a resignation request was submitted on 9 July 2013 for all the Party's ministers.
On 21 August 2013 he was appointed to head the CESE while Aziz Akhannouch assumed the position of Finance Minister on an interim basis.


  1. ^ "Official Bio" (PDF). Government of Morocco. Retrieved 20 March 2012. 
  2. ^ MAP (2011-04-18). "Nizar Baraka s'entretient avec Sylvia Solf". Le MATIN. Retrieved 20 March 2012. 

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