Nov. 25, 2011 Held


Kingdom of Morocco

Election for Majlis al-Nuwab (Moroccan Chamber of Representatives)


Voter Participation

Cast Votes:6,106,964
Valid Votes:4,745,453
Invalid Votes:1,361,511

Vote Share by Party:

Party Seats Won Seats Change Votes

Party of Justice and Development 107

Istiqlal Party 60

National Rally of Independents 52

Authenticity and Modernity Party (PAM) (Authenticité et Modernité) 47

Socialist Union of Popular Forces 39

Popular Movement 32

Constitutional Union 23

Party of Progress and Socialism 18

Labour Party (PT) (Parti Travailliste) 4

Democratic and Social Movement (MDS) (Democratic and Social Movement (MDS)) 2

Renewal and Equality Party (PRE) (Parti du Renouveau et de l'Equité) 2

Party of Environment and Sustainable Development (PEDD) (Party of Environment and Sustainable Development (PEDD)) 2

Democratic Al Ahd Party (Democratic Al Ahd Party) 2

Front of Democratic Forces 1

Unity and Democracy Party (Unity and Democracy Party) 1

Moroccan Green Left Party (PGV) (Moroccan Green Left Party (PGV)) 1

Freedom and Social Justice Party (PLJS) (Parti de la Liberté et de la Justice Sociale) 1

Action Party (PA) (Parti de l'Action) 1

Election Results Modified: Jun 26, 2015

General Information

At stake in this election:

  • 325 seats in the Chamber of Representatives (Majlis al-Nuwab)

Description of government structure:

  • Chief of State: King MOHAMED VI
  • Head of Government: Prime Minister Abbas EL FASSI
  • Assembly: Morocco has a bicameral Parliament (Barlaman) consisting of the Chamber of Counselors (Majlis al-Mustacharin) with 270 seats and the Chamber of Representatives (Majlis al-Nuwab) with 325 seats.

Description of electoral system:

  • The King is the hereditary head of state.
  • The Prime Minister is appointed by the monarch. The monarch is required to choose the prime minister from the largest party in parliament.
  • In the Chamber of Counselors (Majlis al-Mustacharin) 270 members are elected by indirect vote to serve 9-year terms*. In the Chamber of Representatives (Majlis al-Nuwab), 295 members are elected through a closed-list proportional representation system to serve 5-year terms and 30 members are reserved for women to serve 5-year terms.**

* Members are elected indirectly by local councils, professional organizations, and labor syndicates. One-third of the members are renewed every three years.

** 295 members are elected in 95 multi-seat constituencies. The thirty reserved seats are from a national list of women.

Main parties in the electoral race:

Population and number of registered voters:

  • Population: 32,531,964 (2011)
  • Registered Voters: 13,451,404 (July 2011)

Gender Data:

·         Female Population: 16,512,813 (2011)

·         Is Morocco a signatory to CEDAW: No

·         Has Morocco ratified CEDAW: Yes, accession (21 June 1993)

·         Gender Quota: Yes

·         Female candidates in this election: N/A

·         Number of Female Parliamentarians: 34 (following the 2007 elections)

·         Human Development Index Position: 126 (2014)

·         Social Institutions and Gender Index (SIGI) Categorization: Low (2014)

Disability Data:

·         Is Morocco a signatory to CRPD: Yes (30 March 2007)

·         Has Morocco ratified CRPD: Yes (8 April 2009)

·         Population with a disability: 4,879,794 (est.)

Election Modified: Jun 21, 2024

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