Moroccan government partner PAM, switched to a collective presidential system

In Morocco, the government partner, the Authenticity and Modernity Party (PAM), switched to the collective presidential system, which was implemented for the first time in the country's history.

The party held its 5th ordinary congress in the city of Boznika in the north of the country, between 9-11 February, with the slogan “Renewing the party identity to ensure continuity”.

At the congress, former Secretary General Abdellatif Ouahbi announced “he will not stand as candidate” for a second term. After his announcement, a collective leadership consisting of 3 people was elected as the head of the party.

The tripartite collegial leadership headed by Mrs. Fatima Zahra Mansouri along with Mr. Mohamed Mehdi Bensaid and Mr. Salah Eddine Abou Ghali.

Yesterday, the party council completed the election of the collective presidency at the congress, after approving the proposal to change the internal regulations for the collective presidential system.

National Rally of Independents party (RNI), which won the general elections held in Morocco on September 8, 2021, with 102 deputies, finished in first place. PAM ranked 2nd with 86 deputies and Independence Party ranked 3rd with 81 seats.

In his statement on September 22, RNI leader Aziz Akhannouch announced that they agreed with PAM and the Independence Party to form the new coalition, and Moroccan King Mohammed VI approved the new government led by  on October 7, 2021.

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