King Hassan died in 1999 and was replaced as monarch by his son, King Mohammed VI. Like his father, King Mohammed had almost complete control over Morocco's government. After protests in 2011, the king proposed a new constitution restricting his powers. Voters accepted his plan, but critics said the changes did not ...
Jun 11, 2016 ... But most of Morocco's protesters, like Mr Tafnout, did not want a messy revolution . Rather, they pushed for a more constrained monarchy. When the king increased wages and pensions, and promised to relinquish some power, many were satisfied. A revision to the constitution, strengthening parliament, ...
The history of royalty and monarchy in Morocco; news about the modern king of Morocco and his family.
Jun 18, 2011 ... King declares Morocco a constitutional monarchy. Under the new constitution, the king will remain the supreme commander of the army and a new article formalised him as the highest religious authority in the country.
May 16, 2017 ... Of the Middle East's eight ruling monarchies, Morocco and Jordan are peculiar. Lacking the hydrocarbon wealth of Saudi Arabia and the Gulf monarchies, they carry the reputation instead as moderate kingdoms being guided toward democracy by reform-minded, Western-oriented kings. For decades they ...
Mar 2, 2017 ... The political deadlock in Morocco today indicates that the promises of shared power and a constitutional monarchy in the aftermath of the 2011 Arab uprisings have not be kept.
Jun 17, 2011 ... RABAT, Morocco - Moroccan King Mohammed VI announced a series of constitutional reforms in a speech Friday night that he said will turn the North African country into a constitutional monarchy, though pro-democracy activists remain skeptical. Under the new constitution, the king will remain the ...
Sep 7, 2011 ... Moroccan Monarchy. Titled "Ameer Al Moomeneen" which literally means "prince of the believers", the moroccan king is not the Caliph for all muslims, but only for those in Morocco. The Moroccan Monarch claims the religious prestige and authority of direct descent from the Prophet Mohammed - a claim ...
Sep 6, 2017 ... "We didn't care who was Jewish and who was Muslim. We were Moroccans—and human."