• Islamist
  • In October 2015, Harrak campaigned to have Mohamad al-Arefe ,a Saudi Islamist theologian, banned from entering Morocco after a visit plan was announced on his website. (wikipedia.org)
  • reforms
  • From 1880, Morocco began a range of reforms to adapt its institutions to modern standards. (wikipedia.org)
  • Relations with foreign powers, especially with the West, have also been strengthened as Morocco has liberalized its economy and implemented major economic reforms. (wikipedia.org)
  • On 24 April, thousands of people protested across Morocco, demanding an end to corruption, an independent judiciary, constitutional reforms, legislative elections as well as more jobs for university graduates. (wikipedia.org)
  • Mustafa Ramid, State Minister in charge of Human Rights of Morocco, said Morocco appreciated the interest given to all institutional reforms during the review, which it had pursued by amending the constitution. (unog.ch)
  • India
  • Born: General Nirmal Chander Vij, Chief of the Army Staff (India) 2003-2005, in Jammu General Hideki Tojo, Prime Minister of Japan, determining that the Allies' Guadalcanal Campaign was overcoming Japanese defense, ordered Japan's forces to evacuate Guadalcanal by the end of February. (wikipedia.org)
  • Parliament
  • At the end of 1955, and after the return from exile of Sultan Mohammed V, November 16, and the victory of nationalists, Morocco adopted in a first step, a non-elected parliament, resulting from consultations with the main political parties to lay the foundations for future elections. (wikipedia.org)
  • Under the state of emergency, the Head of State (in this case the King of Morocco) may dissolve Parliament, "the state of exception does not cause the dissolution of parliament" ( Article 35, paragraph 2 of the 1972 constitution revised in 1996). (wikipedia.org)
  • Part of the reserve powers, the head of State (in this case the King of Morocco) has the right to dissolve the Parliament. (wikipedia.org)
  • The prime minister replaced the king as the head of government and chair of the government council, gaining the power to dissolve parliament. (wikipedia.org)
  • For example, the king of Morocco in 1965 suspended parliament and ruled as a dictator for two years. (wikipedia.org)
  • FILE - In this April 29, 2013 file photo Integration Minister Cecile Kyenge listens as Italian Premier Enrico Letta delivers his speech during a vote of confidence to confirm the government, in the lower house of Parliament, in Rome. (foxnews.com)
  • This shows the potential of our young candidates - Wasira had been minister and in parliament for over 30 years but he lost to a young lady, Ester Bulaya," said top Chadema official John Mrema. (news24.com)
  • 1965
  • During the years of lead - under the reign of Hassan II - the right was quite improperly invoked, since the first and only state of emergency that gripped the Morocco lasted five years, from June 1965 to July 1970. (wikipedia.org)
  • politician
  • Najat Vallaud-Belkacem (born Najat Belkacem on 4 October 1977) is a French socialist politician, who on 25 August 2014 was the first French woman to be appointed Minister of Education, Higher Education, and Research, joining the Second Valls Government. (wikipedia.org)
  • Agriculture minister Stephen Wasira - a veteran CCM politician of over three decades - lost his seat to Chadema. (news24.com)
  • 1990
  • He served as the Minister of Housing from 1977 to 1981, Minister of Handicraft and Social Affairs from 1981 to 1985, Ambassador to Tunisia and the Arab League from 1985 to 1990, Ambassador to France from 1990 to 1994, and as Minister of Employment, Professional training, Social Development and Solidarity from 2000 to 2002. (wikipedia.org)
  • seats
  • The king rescinded his power to appoint prime ministers, obliging himself to appoint a member of the party winning the most seats in a parliamentary election. (wikipedia.org)
  • Dar es Salaam - Tanzania's ruling party presidential candidate took an early lead on Tuesday as election officials counted votes in a close race for a second day, while several key ministers lost their seats. (news24.com)
  • prime
  • The office of prime minister, in turn, was given additional powers to appoint senior civil servants and diplomats, in consultation with the king's ministerial council. (wikipedia.org)
  • Faki was then appointed as Minister of Public Works and Transport in the government of Prime Minister Haroun Kabadi, which was named on June 12, 2002. (wikipedia.org)
  • After a year in that post, he was appointed as Prime Minister by Déby on June 24, 2003, replacing Kabadi. (wikipedia.org)
  • typically the post of Prime Minister was given to a southerner in order to balance the fact that the Presidency was held by Déby, a northerner. (wikipedia.org)
  • Prime Minister resigns after civil servant strikes", IRIN, 4 February 2005. (wikipedia.org)
  • born 18 September 1940) was Prime Minister of Morocco from 19 September 2007 to 29 November 2011. (wikipedia.org)
  • On that account, he extended an invitation to the Prime Minister to pay an official visit to Egypt at a convenient time. (allafrica.com)
  • He also accused him of using Canadian health system urging prime minister Stephen Harper to expel him from Canada. (wikipedia.org)
  • Pakistani Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif rushed to Peshawar to show his support for the victims and vowed the attack on the school would not deter the government's fight against the group. (go.com)
  • In the national presidential race, John Magufuli of the long-ruling Chama Cha Mapinduzi (CCM) is seen as the narrow favourite to beat ex-prime minister Edward Lowassa, a CCM stalwart who recently defected to Chadema, which is heading a coalition of opposition parties. (news24.com)
  • Lowassa was prime minister from 2005 until his resignation in 2008 over corruption allegations that he denies, and has for years been a CCM loyalist, but on the campaign trail he called for an end to the party's rule. (news24.com)
  • Africa
  • In the meantime, visit the BBC Africa page for the latest news or download the BBC Africa Today podcast . (bbc.com)
  • Previously
  • Previously she was Minister of Women's Affairs (16 May 2012 to 25 August 2014, Ayrault government and First Valls Government, Minister of City Affairs (2 April 2012 to 25 August 2014, First Valls government), Minister of Youth Affairs and Sports (2 April 2012 to 25 August 2014, First Valls government), and Government spokesperson (16 May 2012 to 31 March 2014, Ayrault government). (wikipedia.org)
  • Delegation
  • The first Australian official visit to Morocco occurred when a Parliamentary Delegation visited the country alongside Tunisia, Lebanon and Syria from 9 November to 3 December 1993. (wikipedia.org)
  • A Parliamentary Delegation headed by Dr Sharman Stone (MP for Murray) to Morocco occurred from 7 to 14 November 2012. (wikipedia.org)
  • protests
  • The protests in Morocco were inspired by the Arab Spring protests and revolutions in other North African countries. (wikipedia.org)
  • citation needed] Protests have continued nearly every Sunday, with thousands marching in cities around Morocco calling for governmental reform. (wikipedia.org)
  • reporters
  • Egyptian state TV is now reporting the Al Jazeera news office in Cairo has been shut down and reporters are loosing their press credentials throughout Egypt. (thepowerhour.com)
  • Debt cancelation is not a topic of discussion," German Finance Minister Hans Eichel told reporters. (ourmidland.com)
  • Summit
  • A central aim of the ministers' meeting was to prepare for a summit of G-8 leaders in two weeks at the French alpine town of Evian. (ourmidland.com)
  • imports
  • She stated that Morocco imports Refuse-derived fuel in order to produce high-calorific fuel. (wikipedia.org)
  • Morocco, which depends on imports for almost all of its energy needs, will soon tender for companies to build a $4.6 billion natural gas project, Energy Minister Aziz Rabbah said. (org.in)
  • State
  • Morocco even cancelled state television broadcasts, judging the mood inappropriate, according to Rabat's information minister. (radionz.co.nz)
  • Portraying Morocco as a democratic state became important if Morocco wished to receive loans and investments by foreign powers. (wikipedia.org)
  • Ms Khattab, former Minister of State for Family and Population of Egypt and a career diplomat, is one of the nine contenders for the position. (allafrica.com)
  • In 1903, while Emile Combes was minister, a commission was selected to draft a bill that would establish a comprehensive separation between the state and the churches. (wikipedia.org)
  • Arab
  • Morocco is a member of the United Nations and belongs to the African Union, Arab League, Arab Maghreb Union (UMA), Organisation of Islamic Cooperation (OIC), the Non-Aligned Movement and the Community of Sahel-Saharan States (CEN_SAD). (wikipedia.org)
  • Morocco also was among the first Arab and Islamic states to denounce the September 11, 2001 Terrorist Attacks in the United States and declare solidarity with the American people in the war against terror. (wikipedia.org)
  • initially
  • The appointment of Italy's first black cabinet minister was initially hailed as a giant step forward for a country that has long been ill at ease with its increasing immigrant classes. (foxnews.com)
  • commitment
  • In the ensuing discussion, speakers commended Morocco for its commitment to human rights, with several singling out the country's success in reducing unemployment as a positive sign. (unog.ch)
  • French
  • Morocco signed three loan agreements with the French Development Agency (AFD) in 2009, totalling up to 155 million euros. (wikipedia.org)
  • French is still popularly spoken and remains the second language in Morocco whilst Spanish is also widespread, particularly in the northern regions. (wikipedia.org)
  • French Finance Minister Francis Mer, meanwhile, said he believed it would take a long time to complete the process. (ourmidland.com)
  • finance
  • U.S. Treasury Secretary John Snow said he obtained the pledge from finance ministers of the Group of Eight during their two days of talks in this seaside Normandy resort. (ourmidland.com)
  • Separately, the finance ministers said they would not let differences over Iraq hinder concerted efforts to give the global economy a much-needed boost. (ourmidland.com)
  • France
  • France and Spain remain the primary trade partners, as well as the primary creditors and foreign investors in Morocco. (wikipedia.org)
  • Spain and France are currently the largest exporting and importing partners to Morocco. (wikipedia.org)
  • Ties between Morocco and France deteriorated with the publication of the book. (wikipedia.org)
  • shut
  • El Mehdaoui, its editor, was given a four-month suspended sentence and ordered to pay a hefty fine in June of last year, while in August a court ordered the news site to be shut down for three months, subject to an appeal (see Prosecutions and Detentions for Online Activities ). (freedomhouse.org)
  • agreements
  • Certain evidence of foreign influence is through the many development projects, loans, investments, and free trade agreements that Morocco has with other countries. (wikipedia.org)
  • relations
  • The topics of his writings included Morocco-Spain relations and the life of Mohammed V of Morocco. (wikipedia.org)
  • Foreign relations have had a significant impact on economic and social development in Morocco. (wikipedia.org)
  • Policies associated with foreign relations are determined by the king, King Mohamed VI, and his advisors, despite the fact that Morocco has a constitutional monarchy. (wikipedia.org)
  • These policies make it beneficial for other countries to have relations with Morocco so that they can take advantage of their goods. (wikipedia.org)
  • press
  • For example, while websites are rarely blocked, problematic press and antiterrorism laws place heavy burdens on intermediaries and allow for the shutting down of news sites. (freedomhouse.org)
  • Environment
  • Peter Garrett, the Minister for Environment Protection, Heritage and the Arts, visited Morocco to attend the 62nd session of the International Whaling Commission held in Agadir from 21 to 25 June 2010. (wikipedia.org)
  • held
  • An early parliamentary election was held in Morocco on 25 November 2011, brought forward from 2012 and then postponed from 7 October 2011. (wikipedia.org)
  • cabinet
  • But Cecile Kyenge's appointment as Italy's first black cabinet minister has instead exposed the nation's ugly race problem, a blight that flares regularly on the football pitch with racist taunts and in the diatribes of xenophobic politicians - but has now raised its head at the center of political life. (foxnews.com)
  • Public Works
  • Between 1993 and 1995 he served as Minister of Public Works, Vocational Training, and Professional Training in successive governments under Mohammed Karim Lamrani and Abdellatif Filali. (wikipedia.org)