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  NationMaster - Encyclopedia: Politics of Morocco   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-05)
Morocco is divided into 16 administrative regions; the regions are administered by the Walis and governors appointed by the King.
Morocco is a constitutional monarchy, with a popularly-elected parliament.
Morocco is a party to the 1988 UN Drug Convention and in 1992 Morocco passed legislation designed to implement the Convention.
www.nationmaster.com /encyclopedia/Politics-of-Morocco   (3112 words)

  Morocco - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Morocco was the first nation to recognize the fledgling United States in 1777 and has the oldest non-broken friendship treaty with the country, the Moroccan-American Treaty of Friendship, which has been in effect since 1783.
Morocco is a constitutional monarchy, with a popularly-elected parliament.
Morocco is a party to the 1988 UN Drug Convention and in 1992 Morocco passed legislation designed to implement the Convention.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Morocco   (1490 words)

 The Politics of Morocco's "Fight against Corruption"
Morocco, however, provides the analyst with an opportunity to remedy this gap in the literature, since the fight against corruption has recently emerged there as a prominent public- policy issue.
Morocco's case is also interesting because of the manner in which its government has responded to the new prominence of corruption as a public-policy issue.
The broader political space that these constituencies have enjoyed since the mid-1980s would not have materialized had the state not disengaged from key social and economic areas as a result of the process of economic liberalization begun in 1983.
www.mepc.org /journal_vol7/0002_denoeux.asp   (10603 words)

 Morocco - Encyclopedia.WorldSearch   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-05)
Morocco was a French protectorate from 1912, remaining a Kingdom, and achieved independence in 1956.
Morocco was the first nation to recognize the fledging American republic in 1777 and has the oldest non-broken friendship treaty with the country, the Moroccan-American Treaty of Friendship, which has been in effect since 1783.
Algeria borders Morocco to the east and southeast, though the Algerian border is closed http://www.sahara-overland.com/routes/.
encyclopedia.worldsearch.com /morocco.htm   (779 words)

 Property Frontiers | Morocco : History & Politics
Morocco regained its sovereign independence in 1956 after having, for the previous 44 years, been administered as a Spanish Protectorate in the north and a French Protectorate in the south.
The former Spanish territory of the Western Sahara is claimed by Morocco as an integral part of its territory.
The land border between Morocco and Algeria is still closed but negotiations to re-open the borders are under way.
www.propertyfrontiers.com /countries/morocco/history.html   (242 words)

 NationMaster - Encyclopedia: Driss Jettou   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-05)
Jettou was born in the town of El-Jadida.
His experience in government includes a period as finance minister of Morocco from 1997 until 1998.
He then chaired the Moroccan Federation of industries of leather (FEDIC) and was a member of the General Confederation of the Companies in Morocco (CGEM) and later became the vice-president of the Moroccan association of exporters (ASMEX).
www.nationmaster.com /encyclopedia/Driss-Jettou   (1072 words)

 Friends of Morocco: Virtual Magazine: Politics and Governance
Morocco is proud of its long-settled Jewish minority and the mystical elements of the country's Malikite form of Sunni Islam.
The great political challenge of today is to induce similar change in Arab nations and other Islamic countries that do not respect the rights and dignity of their own citizens.
Morocco had long been considered a haven of tolerance and peace, and any troubles we had we attributed to foreign agitators.
friendsofmorocco.org /Magazine/Governance.htm   (3876 words)

 Morocco   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-05)
Morocco annexed Western Sahara in the 1970s (which was a colony under the Spaniards since the 19th century, and previous to that, an area of Moroccan influence), but this has not been recognised by many nations.
Morocco was the first nation to recognize the fledging American republic in 1777, and has the oldest non-broken friendship treaty with this country since 1783: the Moroccan-American Treaty of Friendship.
Algeria borders Morocco to the east and southeast (the Algerian border is closed).
www.yotor.com /wiki/en/mo/Morocco.htm   (501 words)

 The Politics of Governing: A Comparative Introduction
Morocco and Iran represent different examples of the tension between the ideal of consultation and consensus building and the exercise of political authority in politics.
Morocco is an exemplary case of the maintenance of a traditional political system in the Islamic world with the integration of participatory governance.
The driving forces of Indonesian politics in the twentieth century had their origins in political Islam; a secular, nationalist struggle against Dutch colonialism; ethnic tensions in a heterogeneous society; and the influence of European communism and social revolution.
www.cqpress.com /cs/graham/chap8/study.asp   (496 words)

 Concerned Women for America - Morocco: Cultural and Religious Melting Pot of the Arab World
Unlike the fl and white scenes from the classic Hollywood films, Morocco's rolling green hills, snow-capped mountains, groves of palm trees, random scents of orange blossoms, and miles of sandy coastline were a surprise and delight to take in.
Because of its location and history of colonization and immigration, Morocco is a melting pot, strongly exhibiting the influence of French, Spanish, Jewish and Arab cultures.
Morocco's populace of 31 million is described as 98 percent Muslim, 1 percent Christian, and 1 percent Jewish.
www.cwfa.org /printerfriendly.asp?id=5452&department=cwa&categoryid=freedom   (860 words)

 Freedoms in Morocco under scrutiny -DAWN - International; February 14, 2006
The movement is banned from participation in national politics, but its existence is tolerated by the government and it is considered perhaps the most potent popular force in the country.
Among Morocco’s secular elite, worries are widespread that if Justice and Charity came to power it would immediately ban alcohol, force women to cover themselves with veils and crack down on some of the other freedoms that make the country one of the most liberal in the Arab world.
Morocco has long been one of the most reliable US allies in the Muslim world.
www.dawn.com /2006/02/14/int18.htm   (1210 words)

 Morocco: Culture and Society - - SIT Study Abroad
Morocco is changing rapidly as a result of modernization and democratization efforts; yet its diverse cultures are deeply anchored in age-old traditions that stress community life, baraka (sacred blessing), fate, family, and honor, all of which are values that Moroccans cherish and are always ready to share.
Morocco is also a symphony of different forms of music and dance that make it one of the most "musical" countries in the world.
It is located in Casablanca, the financial and economic center of Morocco, and as such shows the duality of Morocco as both a modern and a traditional society.
www.sit.edu /studyabroad/program_content/contents.cfm?include=mor_highlights.html&progCode=SSA.MOR   (819 words)

 Morocco   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-05)
The name Morocco in most other languages originates from the name of the former capital, Marrakech (meaning "Country of God" in the Berber language).
Morocco was the first nation to recognize the fledging United States in 1777 and has the oldest non-broken friendship treaty with the country, the Moroccan-American Treaty of Friendship, which has been in effect since 1783.
The United States Senate approved by a vote of 85 to 13 on July 22, 2004 the Free Trade Agreement with Morocco, which, as soon as it goes into effect, will allow for 95% of the two-way trade of consumer and industrial products to be without tariffs.
www.worldhistory.com /wiki/M/Morocco.htm   (830 words)

 Foreign & Commonwealth Office Country Profiles
Morocco has a history as an independent nation state stretching back to the 9th century interrupted only by the brief interlude of the Protectorate (1912-1956) when the country was divided into French and Spanish zones.
Morocco is not central to the Arab/Israel dispute, but King Hassan prided himself on having consistently used his influence in support of Arab moderates.
Morocco signed an Association Agreement with the EU in March 2000 and was one of the first wave of countries to agree a European Neighbourhood Policy Action Plan with the EU in December 2004.
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 Politics of Morocco - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Ultimate authority rests with the King, who is both the political leader and the "Defender of the Faith".
He ruled Morocco for the next 38 years, until his own death in 1999.
Morocco is divided into 16 administrative regions; the regions are administered by the Walis and governors appointed by the King.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Politics_of_Morocco   (810 words)

 Morocco - Economic analysis of government's policies, investment climate and political risk.
Morocco is, however, a party to various international agreements regarding environmental protection issues such as biodiversity, climate change, endangered species, marine dumping, marine life conservation, nuclear test ban, ozone layer protection, protection of world cultural and natural heritage and the protection of the wetlands.
Morocco total eports in 2002 was $7.5 billion and total imports was $10.4 billion which give a total of $17.9 billion divided by the annual GDP for the same year ($121.8billion).
Morocco's economy is based primarily in agriculture and tourism.Morocco boasts the largest phosphate reserves in the world, a diverse agricultural (including fishing) sector, a large tourist industry, a growing manufacturing sector (especially clothing), and considerable inflows of funds from Moroccans working abroad.
www.mkeever.com /morocco.html   (7290 words)

 Arabic News Weekly Edition for Morocco, 4/1/2002
Morocco has said that it is premature to envision the return of its ambassador to Spain to his post in Madrid, although it conceded that positive signals exist in this connection.
Morocco on Friday renewed its denunciation of the Israeli invasion of the Palestinian territories and of the siege imposed on Palestinian President Yasser Arafat.
Morocco's King Mohammed VI has Called Israeli Premier Ariel Sharon to immediately put an end to military operations in the Palestinian territories, to lift the blockade imposed on President Yasser Arafat and to guarantee the Palestinian President's physical integrity.
www.arabicnews.com /ansub/Weekly/Morocco/20020401.html   (1339 words)

 UNHCR - Morocco: Information on whether the Moroccan judicial system protects fundamentalist women
While a few women have made it to positions of power in government, there were still no women deputies as of 1982, and in local elections of 1983 a large number of women ran for offices in large and small cities (Ibid.).
In certain parts of Morocco Berber culture has retained its own traditions and sexual mores are more relaxed, and as a result women appear to enjoy more freedom of movement (Morgan 1984, 444).
Family law is also based on the Shari'a but increased urbanization, modernization, increasing employment of women outside the home and provision of economic and educational opportunities by the state have all had an impact on the influence of the Islamic legal code on the family (Ibid., 449).
www.unhcr.org /home/RSDCOI/3ae6ad102c.html   (535 words)

 The Washington Times: Nation/Politics   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-05)
The community center was closed at the time, yet three suicide bombers still set off their explosives, ripping apart themselves and most of the ground floor of the two-story stucco building.
Morocco has been swift to blame the attacks on outside rather than home-grown terrorists.
No group has claimed responsibility for the bombings, but the coordinated nature of the attacks put suspicion on al Qaeda, which President Bush warned in his weekly radio address was "not idle." The address was taped before the Friday attacks, but U.S. officials believe the group was behind the attacks in Riyadh.
www.washtimes.com /national/20030517-114353-3346r.htm   (871 words)

 Morocco: History, Geography, Government, and Culture — FactMonster.com
Morocco has been the home of the Berbers since the second millennium B.C. In 46, Morocco was annexed by Rome as part of the province of Mauritania until the Vandals overran this portion of the declining empire in the 5th century.
Morocco grew into an even greater object of European rivalry by the turn of the century, almost leading to a European war in 1905 when Germany attempted to gain a foothold in the mineral-rich country.
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 Morocco.com: Morocco blog   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-05)
Jewish residents all over Morocco were well educated and were viewed as quite talented in the arts, handicrafts, and the European-influenced method of commerce.
During the Nazi-controlled Vichy government of 1940, the Jews in Morocco were ordered to wear yellow Stars of David and were to be excluded from public places.
When Morocco gained its independence from France in 1956, many Jews had political positions in the government.
www.morocco.com /blog   (659 words)

 Arabic News Weekly Edition for Morocco, 11/5/2001
Morocco's King Mohammed VI has renewed Morocco's adherence to the principles of dialogue, moderation, peace and neighborliness and to the arbitration of international legality to definitively put an end to the artificial conflict fabricated around the legitimate recovery of its southern provinces.
Morocco's King Mohammed VI will officially launch here on Thursday the 4th solidarity campaign under the theme "Let's all participate in the solidarity chain," said Zoulikha Nasri, advisor to the sovereign and member of the administrative board of the Mohammed V Solidarity Foundation.
Morocco's permanent representative to the UNESCO, Aziza Bennani, was elected Monday President of the UN agency's executive council.
www.arabicnews.com /ansub/Weekly/Morocco/20011105.html   (1152 words)

There is a pressing need in Morocco to clarify the roles of each government institution and responsibilities of political figures, irrespective of rank, to ensure accountability for political actions, he told IPS.
"The anticipated political reforms should go in the direction of reducing the king's prerogatives, to strengthen the powers of the government (and) of the Chamber of Deputies (parliament)," said Ahmed Sbai, a legislator and member of the political bureau of the opposition Unified Socialist Party (Parti socialiste unifié, PSU).
Amazigh is spoken by the Berber community in Morocco, where a movement is afoot to have it given constitutional recognition as an official language, as with Arabic.
www.ipsterraviva.net /Africa/viewstory.asp?idnews=896   (567 words)

 allAfrica.com: Morocco
The UN system in Morocco asked for the peaceful intervention after various negotiations with the demonstrators to end their sit-in failed.
The host, Gambia, Morocco, Ghana and Nigeria have all landed a place in the semi finals stages of the on-going North-West African cricket series holding in Banjul.
Last month's terrorism acts in Morocco and Algeria have rekindled fears that the region might face a new period of instability and insecurity.
www.allafrica.com /morocco   (685 words)

 IOL: Morocco's King Mohammed meets Gaddafi's son
If the report about Islam leaving the country to work abroad suggested a withdrawal from Libya's politics, the visit to Morocco suggests otherwise," said the diplomat, who did not want to named because he is not allowed to talk to the media.
Islam told Libyans at a gathering in August that Libya was at an impasse and needed political and economic reforms to free the people from a "Libyan mafia" monopolising power and wealth.
Morocco wants closer ties with Libya as it seeks support for a plan to grant autonomy to the disputed territory of Western Sahara and break a three-decade impasse.
www.iol.co.za /index.php?set_id=1&click_id=68&art_id=qw1163486701485B256   (456 words)

 Politics - morocco
A study called "The Image of Spain in Morocco," carried out by researchers Noureddine Affaya and Driss Guerraoui in partnership with the Spanish CIDOB Foundation, shows 69.4 per cent of Moroccans have a positive image of Spain.
In trying to explain the sources of the positive perception, the study reached the conclusion that one of the key factors is the successful Spanish effort to integrate itself into the EU.
Annie Monard, a member of the Food and Agriculture Organization of the UN locust monitoring group in Rome, recently told IRIN that the likelihood of a large-scale locust invasion of the Sahel this year was low because of exceptionally cold weather in North Africa and heavy spraying of swarms in Algeria and Morocco.
www.morocco.over-blog.com /article-293694.html   (209 words)

 Morocco in Europe :: Politics.ie
There is no reason why Morocco, having met all necessary criteria for entry, shouldn't become a member of the EU.
Morocco will not be allowed to join because,hmm..., it is Morocco.
Morocco and Turkey should be brough into the Union.
www.politics.ie /viewtopic.php?p=558386&sid=8b927cc04e7413726d7001774132f03b   (1494 words)

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