List of political parties in Morocco

Morocco has had a multi-party system since independence in 1956 with numerous parties ranging in ideology from the far-left to Islamists. The Moroccan electoral system leads the political parties to seek coalition governments. However, both the post of Prime Minister and other four main government ministers are appointed by the King of Morocco.

This article lists political parties in Morocco.

Since Morocco considers the disputed territory of Western Sahara to be its annexed Southern Provinces, the political parties are also active in those parts of the territory under Moroccan control.

Parties represented in the Parliament elected in 2007

The most recent parliamentary elections took place in Morocco on 25 November 2011, the next ones took place on 7 October 2016

Parties without parliamentary representation

Parties represented in the 2002 parliament, no longer after the 2007 elections

Parties not represented in the 2002 parliament, that took part in the 2007 elections without winning any seat

Other parties

Banned parties

List of current political parties

Political parties established between 1940 and 1970

  Name in English Name in French Abbreviation Name in Arabic Ideology Establishment General Secretary
  Istiqlal PartyParti de l'istiqlalPIحزب الاستقلالconservatism, nationalism1943Hamid Chabat
  Democratic Independence PartyParti démocratique et de l'indépendance
Parti de la Choura et de l'Istiqlal
PDIحزب الشورى و الاستقلالnationalism1946Abdelouhahed Maâche
  Popular MovementMouvement populaireMPالحركة الشعبيةliberalism, nationalism1957Mohand Laenser
  National Union of Popular ForcesUnion nationale des forces populairesUNFPالاتحاد الوطني للقوات الشعبيةsocialism1959Abdallah Ibrahim
(last SG 1959-2005)

Political parties established between 1970 and 1990

  Name in English Name in French Abbreviation Name in Arabic Ideology Establishment General Secretary
  Party of Progress and SocialismParti du progrès et du socialismePPSحزب التقدم والاشتراكيةprogressivism, socialism1974Mohamed Nabil Benabdallah
  Action PartyParti de l'actionPAحزب العملsocialism1974Mohammed Drissi
  Socialist Union of Popular ForcesUnion socialiste des forces populairesUSFPالاتحاد الاشتراكي للقوات الشعبيةprogressivism, socialism1975Driss Lachgar
  National Rally of IndependentsRassemblement national des indépendantsRNIالتجمع الوطني للاحرارliberalism1978Salaheddine Mezouar
  Party of the Social CenterParti du centre socialPCSحزب الوسط الاجتماعيsocialism1982Madih Lahcen
  Constitutional UnionUnion constitutionnelleUCالاتحاد الدستوريliberalism1983Mohamed Abied
  Socialist Democratic Vanguard PartyParti de l'avant-garde démocratique et socialistePADSحزب الطليعة الديمقراطي الاشتراكيsocialism1983Ahmed Benjelloun

Political parties established between 1990 and 2000

  Name in English Name in French Abbreviation Name in Arabic Ideology Establishment General Secretary
  Green Party for DevelopmentParti des verts pour le développementPVDحزب الخضر للتنميةenvironmentalism1992Fatima Alaoui
  Democratic WayLa voie démocratique
Parti Annahj Addimocrati
VDحزب النهج الديمقراطيsocialism, Marxism1995Abdallah Elharif
  Democratic and Social MovementMouvement démocratique et socialMDSالحركة الديمقراطية الاجتماعيةliberalism1996Mahmoud Archane
  Front of Democratic ForcesFront des forces démocratiquesFFDجبهة القوى الديمقراطيةsocialism1997Thami El Khyari
  Justice and Development PartyParti de la justice et du développementPJDحزب العدالة و التنميةIslamism, conservatism1998Abdelilah Benkirane
  Party of HopeParti de l'espoirPEحزب الاملliberalism1999Mohamed Bani Oueld Baraka

See also


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