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Constitution, 2011 
(in French)

Constitution, 1996  
(English translation)

Constitution, 1996  
(official French version)

Previous constitution  
(1992 consolidated version, in English)

Constitutional system 
Description on the government website

State institutions:




Judicial authority

Political organisations (see also politics page)

King Mohammed VI (1999 - )

King Mohammed VI (Wikipedia)

King Mohammed VI biography
Profile of the king [BBC]

King Mohammed VI - biography of the new ruler, from ArabicNews

King's first speech from the throne
BBC, 30 July, 1999

Morocco continues liberal moves
Sign of increasing openness under Mohammed VI. BBC, 22 October, 1999

King launches charm offensive
On the second anniversary of his accession, Morocco's King Mohammed VI seeks to quell disquiet about the pace of change. BBC, 27 July, 2001

Où va le Maroc? 
by Ignacio Ramonet, Le Monde Diplomatique, August 1999 [in French]

King Hassan II (1961 - 1999)

King Hassan II (Wikipedia)

Obituary of Hassan II
King Hassan II of Morocco, the Arab world's longest surviving leader, had become a leading figure in North African politics since his ascension power in 1961. BBC, 24 July, 1999

Hassan II: July 9, 1929 - July 23, 1999 - ArabicNews

King Hassan: a life in pictures 
BBC, 24 July, 1999

In pictures: Morocco bids farewell
BBC, 25 July, 1999

Polisario pays reluctant tribute to Hassan II  - ArabicNews

Morocco pays final respects to late king - ArabicNews

Government ministers

Current government  
List of ministers [CIA]

Previous governments (1995-98)

Kings and Prime Ministers
Historical list (since independence)

Heads of state and prime ministers
Historical list (ZPC database)

Prime Minister's website (in French)

Abderrahmane Youssoufi
Prime Minister - biographical details

Mohamed Benaissa  
Foreign Minister - biographical details

Government departments

Main government website 

Prime Minister

Foreign affairs


Habous and Islamic affairs

Territory development, water and environment

Finance and privatisation

Agriculture, rural development and sea fisheries

Employment and vocational training

National Education, Higher Education, Staff Training and Scientific Research


Equipment and Transport



Parliamentary relations

Energy and Mining


Foreign Trade

Modernisation of public sector

Industry, Trade and Economy Upgrading


Political parties and elections

Politics of Morocco - Wikipedia

Elections in Morocco - Wikipedia

List of political parties in Morocco - Wikipedia

Socialist Union of People's Forces 
(Union Socialiste des Forces Populaires) - official website

Independence Party 
(Hizb al-Istiqlal/Parti d'Independence) - official website

Justice and Development Party 
(Parti de la Justice et du Développement) - official website


In the Moroccan government and politics section


In the Morocco section




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