Interior minister proclaims final results of legislative poll (reopens)
Morocco, Politics, 10/2/2002
Moroccan Interior Minister, Driss Jettou, proclaimed yesterday the final results of the legislative elections, held September 27.
The results announced by the minister in a statement to MAP and to the Moroccan TV include winners in the national list (designed to bring to the House 30 women MPs).
The Socialist Union of Popular Forces (USFP of Prime Minister Abderrhmane Youssoufi) kept the lead with 50 seats in the 325-member House of Representatives.
After the USFP, come the Istiqlal party with 48 seats, the Party of Justice and Development (42 seats), the National Rally of Independents (41 seats) and the Popular Movement (27 seats).
The National Popular Movement (MNP) grabbed 18 seats, while the Constitutional Union (UC) took 16 seats, the National Democrat Party (PND) and the Front of Democratic Forces (FFD) won 12 seats each, the Party of Progress and Socialism (PPS) gleaned 11 seats and the Democratic Union will be represented by 10 MPs.
The Social democratic Movement (MDS) took 7 seats, the Democratic Socialist Party (PSD) 6 seats, Al Ahd Party 5 seats, Alliance of Freedoms (ADL) 4 seats, and 3 seats were obtained by each of the Reform and Development Party (PRD), the Unified Socialist Left (GSU) and the Moroccan Liberal Party (PML). Each of the Citizenship Forces Party (FC), Environment and Development Party (PED) and the Independence and Democracy Party (PDI) gleaned 2 seats while the remaining one seat went to the National Ittihadi Congress (CNI).
The minister said the national commission in charge of counting votes for the women list ended on Tuesday its work started on Sunday under the chairmanship of a magistrate-chairman of a chamber at the Supreme Court and in the presence of representatives of all political parties that run for elections.
The results delivered by the commission show that out of the 30 seats reserved to women five went to the USFP, four to each of the Istiqlal party, the PJD and the RNI. Two seats were gleaned by each of the MP, UC, MNP, FFD, PPS and PND. The Democratic Union took one of the women seats. Five women won seats as part of the lists that included men and women.
The interior minister said the turnout rate stood at 51.61% of the 13,884,467 registered voters. There were 15.55% of invalid ballot papers for local lists and 17.15% of invalid ballots for national lists. Vote casts for local lists stood at 6,050,679 while vote casts for national lists numbered 5,936,370.
The minister concluded that with the announcement of these final figures, operations for the election of the House of Representatives have been conducted in the best conditions and have unveiled a genuine political map with a credibility that no one can dispute.
Jettou further stressed that all Moroccan and foreign observers of Moroccan politics unanimously agreed that "Morocco has covered a historic stride in the process of democracy and the strengthening of the rule of law, under the wise leadership of His Majesty King Mohammed VI, may God glorify him."
Here follows a ranking of the parties according to scores:
- The Socialist Union of Popular Forces (USFP): 50 Seats (5 Women)
- The Istiqlal Party (PI): 48 seats (4 women)
- The Justice and Development Party (PJD): 42 seats (4 women)
- The National Rally of Independents (RNI): 41 seats (4 women)
- The Popular Movement (MP): 27 seats (2 women)
- The National Popular Movement (MNP): 18 seats (2 women)
- The Constitutional Union (UC): 16 seats (2 women)
- The National Democrat Party (PND): 12 seats (2 women)
- The Front of Democratic Forces (FFD): 12 seats (2 women)
- The Party for Progress and Socialism (PPS): 11 seats (2 women)
- The Democratic Union (UD): 10 (1 woman)
- The Social Democratic Movement (MDS): 07 seats
- The Socialist Democratic Party (PSD): 06 seats
- Al- Ahd Party: 05 seats
- The Alliance of Freedoms: 04 seats
- The Unified Socialist Left (GSU): 03 seats
- Reform and Development Party (PRD): 03 seats
- Moroccan Liberal Party (PML): 03 seats
- Environment and Development Party (PED): 02 seats
- Citizenship Forces (FC): 02 seats
- Independence and Democratic Party (PDI): 02 seats.
- National Ittihadi Congress (CNI): 01 seat
Seven of these parties are forming the current center-left coalition government led by Prime Minister Abderrahmpane Youssoufi, First secretary of the USFP. These are the USFP, the PI, the RNI, the MNP, the FFD, the PPS and the PDS.
Out of the 26 political parties that participated in the legislative elections, four won no seats. These are the Initiative for Citizenship and Development (ICD), the Party for Renewal and Equity (PRE), the Party of Action (PA) and the Social Center Party (PCS).
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