March 9, 2012
by Cody Harding
On March 9, 2011, King Mohammed VI of Morocco announced plans for constitutional reform. In April 2011, Moroccans protested peacefully across the country in support of reform. King Mohammed detailed the proposed changes in June 2011. The reform curbed some of the king's power by granting more ...[read more]
July 2, 2011
by Ashley Hileman
Moroccan voters on Friday overwhelmingly approved a revised version of the constitution, highlighted by fewer powers reserved for their king. With 94 percent of polling stations reporting and 98 percent of voters in approval, Interior Minister Taib Cherkaoui announced that the revisions had ...[read more]
June 18, 2011
by Sarah Posner
King Mohammed VI of Morocco on Friday announced changes to the constitution which would transfer some of the political power held by the king to elected officials. The proposed changes would instill more authority in the country's prime minister, who would be given the power to appoint government ...[read more]
April 25, 2011
by Zach Zagger
Thousands of Moroccans engaged in peaceful demonstrations Sunday demanding greater reform in the new constitution expected to be unveiled in June by King Mohammed VI. The protesters, led by the Facebook youth movement Fevrier 20 rejected the king's draft of the new constitution because it was ...[read more]
March 10, 2011
by Hillary Stemple
King Mohammed VI of Morocco on Wednesday announced plans for a series of constitutional reforms, which, if enacted, would result in more power being given to elected officials, as well as an independent judiciary. Under the plan, the prime minister would be chosen based on the political party ...[read more]
February 1, 2007
by Robert DeVries
Morocco will become the first Arab country to eliminate the death penalty, a state representative confirmed on Thursday. President of the Consultative Committee on Human Rights, Ben Dhikri, made the comments in the run-up to this week's 3rd World Congress Against the Death Penalty in Paris. ...[read more]

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