President of the Government of Morocco

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President of the Government of the Kingdom of Morocco
Président du Gouvernement du Royaume du Maroc
رئيس حكومة المملكة المغربية
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Saadeddine Othmani

since 5 April 2017
Appointer Mohammed VI
Inaugural holder Mbarek Bekkay
Formation 7 December 1955; 62 years ago (1955-12-07)
Website :::موقع رئيس الحكومة:::
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The President of the Government of the Kingdom of Morocco is the head of government and serves in a position akin to a prime minister in other constitutional monarchies.[1] A president is chosen by the king of Morocco from the largest party elected to parliament. The Constitution of Morocco grants executive powers to the government and allows the head of government to propose and dismiss cabinet members, provincial governors, and ambassadors, to oversee government programs and the delivery of public services, and to dissolve the lower house of parliament with the king's approval.[2]

A newly appointed president is responsible for forming the government it will head by leading negotiations between the king and parliament to fill ministry positions.[3] Until the new government is approved by the king and formally takes office, parliament approves and oversees government programs and public service. There are no constitutional limits on a president's term, and several have served multiple non-consecutive terms.

Unlike typical presidential systems where the president is the highest ranking leader of the executive branch and is considered both head of government and head of state, the Moroccan head of state is the king who holds substantial discretionary power over the executive branch and has exclusive authority over the military, religion, and the judiciary.[2]

List of Presidents of the Government[edit]

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  1. ^ "Moroccans approve king's reforms". BBC News. 2 July 2011. Retrieved 9 February 2018. 
  2. ^ a b Karam, Souhail (17 June 2011). "Morocco King to lose some powers, remain key figure". Reuters. Retrieved 9 February 2018. 
  3. ^ "Morocco King Names New Cabinet, Islamists Lose Key Post". Voice of America. Reuters. 5 April 2017. Retrieved 9 February 2018.