The Kingdom of Morocco had held triple elections on Wednesday 8 September 2021 in best conditions, despite the exceptional situation, marked mainly by the challenges related to the current COVID19 pandemic.
The triple elections (legislative, regional, local), conducted in single day, confirmed the choice of the Kingdom of Morocco, under the leadership of His Majesty King Mohammed VI, for Democracy, the rule of law and consolidated the achievements for political pluralism accumulated by the Kingdom since its independence through regular and periodic elections.
The elections, as confirmed by international observers including the PACE, were successful, and marked by transparency. They were well organized in circumstances of serenity and calmness across the entire national territory of the Kingdom.
The Elections registered a record turnout including the Moroccan Sahara provinces. The voter turnout reached 50.18%, surpassing the figure of the 2016 elections, which did not exceed 43%.
The turnout was particularly high in the Kingdom’s southern region. The participation of citizens in the polling stations of the Kingdom’s southern provinces was strong as the turnout reached 66.94% in the region of Laayoune-Sakia El Hamra, 63,76% in the region of Guelmim-Oued Noun and 58.30% in the region of Dakhla-Oued Eddahab.
The high turnout in the Saharan provinces of the Kingdom has several meanings.
By their massive attendance to polling stations, the citizens of this Region has expressed frankly and unequivocally their attachment to Moroccan sovereignty. It’s also a manifestation of reaffirmation of their commitment to elect their representatives in the political institutions at national and local level and constitutes in the same time an expression of their satisfaction of the level of the socio-economic development policy led by the Moroccan state in the region.
Regarding the legislative elections, the citizens elected the 395 members of the House of Representatives for the third legislature under the 2011 constitution and the 10th since the independence of the Kingdom of Morocco.
According to the results of the elections, His Majesty King Mohammed VI has appointed Mr. Aziz Akhannouch, president of the” National Rally of Independents (RNI)” Party, as Head of Government and entrusted him with the formation of the new government (the government coalition).
This appointment takes place in accordance with the constitutional provisions and based on the results of the legislative elections of September 8, 2021, which the results showed the obtaining by the Party “The National Rally of Independents (RNI)” the first place with 102 seats.
The holding of these elections, within the time limits and in particular context, shows once again the Morocco’s commitment to the highest standards of democracy including the strengthening of the political representativeness of women. It also shows the culture of political and institutional stability to which both the State and the citizens are attached in the kingdom of Morocco.
Distribution of seats for the House of Representatives (395 seats) according to the Elections results: