Parliamentary elections will be held in Morocco on October 7. They will be the second set of legislative elections after the constitutional reform initiated by King Mohamed VI passed through a referendum in 2011.
On Election Day, citizens will vote for 395 members of the House of Representatives. According to the 2011 constitution, the Prime Minister, who replaced the King as head of government in 2011, is appointed by the King from the party that wins the majority of votes in the parliamentary elections. In recent years, the trend in the Moroccan political landscape has seen a coalition-building initiative between various parties to form majority blocs in the Parliament.
To help you understand this important electoral process, the International Foundation for Electoral Systems (IFES) provides Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) on Elections in Morocco: 2016 Parliamentary Elections. IFES FAQs include:
- What electoral system will be used to elect the Parliament?
- What are the rules on campaigning?
- How will voters with disabilities cast their ballots?
- Who will be observing during Election Day? How do they receive accreditation?