House of Representatives (Morocco)

House of Representatives

مجلس النواب
ⴰⵙⵇⵇⵉⵎ ⵏ ⵉⵎⵓⵔⴰ
Chambre des représentants
Coat of arms or logo
Type
Type
Term limits
5 years
Leadership
President of the House of Representatives
Rachid Talbi Alami, RNI
since 9 October 2021
Structure
Seats395
Current Structure of the House of Representatives
Political groups
Government (266)

Confidence and supply (23)

  • CDS group (23)

Opposition (106)

Elections
Party-list proportional representation; 305 seats elected in geographical multi-seat districts, 90 seats reserved for women elected by regional lists.
Last election
8 September 2021
Next election
2026
Meeting place
Rabat, Morocco
Website
www.chambredesrepresentants.ma/en

The House of Representatives (Arabic: مجلس النواب [maʒ.li.s‿an.nu.waːb]; Berber languages: ⴰⵙⵇⵇⵉⵎ ⵏ ⵉⵎⵓⵔⴰ, romanized: Asqqim n Imura; French: Chambre des représentants) is one of the two chambers—the other of which is the House of Councillors—of the Moroccan Parliament. The House of Representatives has 395 members elected for five-year terms, 305 of whom are elected in multi-seat constituencies, and 90 of whom are elected in two national lists dedicated to promote gender equality and national youth.

History

The Justice and Development Party (PJD) remained the largest party, winning 125 of the 395 seats in the House of Representatives, a gain of 18 seats compared to the 2011 elections. The Authenticity and Modernity Party (PAM) won 102 seats, and the rest of the seats were split among smaller parties.

Aziz Akhannouch's National Rally of Independents won the most seats (102), up 65 from the previous election. With 87 members, the liberal Authenticity and Modernity Party lost 15 seats to finish in second place. With 81 seats overall, the center-right Istiqlal Party moved up to third place after gaining 35 seats. The ruling Justice and Development Party lost 112 seats overall as a result of the election, winning just 13 seats.

On 24 January 2023, the House of Representatives approved a bill that would set a level of “adequate knowledge” of Tamazight as a condition for obtaining Moroccan citizenship.

See also

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