Prime Minister of Morocco

The prime minister of Morocco (officially Head of Government, Arabic: رئيس حكومة المملكة المغربية, romanized: rayiys hukumat almamlakat almaghribia) is the head of government of the Kingdom of Morocco.[2] The prime minister is chosen by the king of Morocco from the largest party elected to parliament. The Constitution of Morocco grants executive powers to the government and allows the head of government to propose and dismiss cabinet members, provincial governors, and ambassadors, to oversee government programs and the delivery of public services, and to dissolve the lower house of parliament with the king's approval.[3]

Head of Government of the Kingdom of Morocco
رئيس حكومة المملكة المغربية (Arabic)
Coat of Arms of Morocco
Incumbent
Aziz Akhannouch
since 7 October 2021
AppointerKing of Morocco
Term length5 years
Precursorthe Grand Vizier fonction
Formation7 December 1955 (1955-12-07)
First holderMbarek Bekkay
SalaryDH840,000 or US$93,000 per annum [1]
Websitemaroc.ma

A newly appointed prime minister is responsible for forming the government it will head by leading negotiations between the king and parliament to fill ministry positions.[4] Until the new government is approved by the king and formally takes office, parliament approves and oversees government programs and public service. There are no constitutional limits on a prime minister's term, and several have served multiple non-consecutive terms.

Contrary to typical presidential systems where the president is the highest ranking leader of the executive branch and is considered both head of government and head of state, the king is the Moroccan head of state and holds substantial discretionary power over the executive branch and has exclusive authority over the military, religion, and the judiciary.[3]

The current holder is Aziz Akhannouch since taking office on 7 October 2021 from Othmani.

List of prime ministers

See also

References

  1. El Attaq, Amal (2021-10-15). "Here Are Salaries of Morocco's New Ministers". Morocco World News. Retrieved 2022-04-24.
  2. "Moroccans approve king's reforms". BBC News. 2 July 2011. Retrieved 9 February 2018.
  3. Karam, Souhail (17 June 2011). "Morocco King to lose some powers, remain key figure". Reuters. Retrieved 9 February 2018.
  4. "Morocco King Names New Cabinet, Islamists Lose Key Post". Voice of America. Reuters. 5 April 2017. Retrieved 9 February 2018.
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