Party of Progress and Socialism

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Party of Progress and Socialism
حزب التقدم والاشتراكية
Parti du progrès et du socialisme
General Secretary Nabil Benabdallah
Founded 1974; 43 years ago (1974)
Preceded by Party of Liberation and Socialism
Headquarters Rabat
Ideology Socialism
Political position Left-wing
International affiliation None
House of Representatives
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The Party of Progress and Socialism (Arabic: حزب التقدم والاشتراكية‎‎ Hizb Al-Taqadoum Wal-Ishtirakiyeh; French: Parti du Progrès et du Socialisme) is a political party in Morocco.

History and profile[edit]

The party was founded in 1974[1] by Ali Yata as the successor of Moroccan Communist Party and Party of Liberation and Socialism.[2]

After the fall of the Socialist Bloc, the party distanced itself from communism.

In the parliamentary election held on 27 September 2002, the party won 11 out of 325 seats. In the next parliamentary election, held on 7 September 2007, the party won 17 out of 325 seats.

The PPS was included in the government of Prime Minister Abbas El Fassi, formed on 15 October 2007.[3]

The party won 18 out of 325 seats in the parliamentary election held in November 2011.[4]


  1. ^ "Moroccan Political Parties". Riad Reviews. Retrieved 10 October 2014. 
  2. ^ George Joffe; Alvaro Vasconcelos (8 April 2014). The Barcelona Process: Building a Euro-Mediterranean Regional Community. Routledge. p. 134. ISBN 978-1-135-30982-4. Retrieved 10 October 2014. 
  3. ^ "Le roi nomme un nouveau gouvernement après des tractations difficiles", Agence France-Presse, 15 October 2007 (French).
  4. ^ "Morocco". European Forum. Retrieved 10 October 2014. 

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