Democracy in Morocco

Democracy Ratings

Freedom House 2018

Score:

5 out of 7

(where lower scores are more democratic)

Freedom Status:

Partly Free

EIU Democracy Index 2017

Score:

4.87 out of 10

(where higher scores are more democratic)

World Ranking:

=101

Polity IV 2016

Score:

-4

(from -10 to 10, where higher scores are more democratic)

Category:

Closed Anocracy

 

Political System

System of Government Constitutional Monarchy with parliamentary system
System of Appointment to Legislature

Lower Chamber: 295 elected in multi-member constituencies, 30 in women-only national lists

Upper Chamber: 162 elected by local councils, 91 elected by professional chambers and 27 elected by wage earners.

Last Legislative Election

2016

Next Legislative Election

2021

Number of Seats in Legislature Lower Chamber: 325

Upper Chamber: 270

Female quota, representation in lower house No

Results

Last legislative election (2016)    
Party Votes (%) Seats
Justice and Development Party 27.88 98
Authenticity and Modernity Party 20.95 81
Istiqlal Party 10.68 35
National Rally of Independents 9.37 28
Popular Movement 6.84 20
Socialist Union of Popular Forces 6.19 14
Party of Progress and Socialism 4.72 7
Constitutional Union 4.54 15
Federation of the Democratic Left 2.83 2
Democratic and Social Movement 1.34 3
Covenant and Restoration Alliance 0.89 0
Front of Democratic Forces 0.85 0
Environment and Sustainable Development Party 0.61 0
Union and Democracy Party 0.41 1
New Democratic Party 0.33 0
Party of Renaissance and Virtue 0.26 0
Party of Liberty and Social Justice 0.25 0
Democratic Independence Party 0.23 0
Renaissance Party 0.22 0
Party of Hope 0.16 0
Labour Party 0.12 0
Social Centre Party 0.12 0
Moroccan Union for Democracy 0.11 0
Democratic Society Party 0.09 0
Reform and Development Party 0
Green Left Party 1
National Democratic Party 0
Independents 0

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