Academic journal article The Middle East Journal

Chronology: Morrocco

Academic journal article The Middle East Journal

Chronology: Morrocco

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See also, Petroleum Affairs, Western Sahara, Algeria

1997

July 25: The Socialist Union of Popular Forces (USFP) and the Party for Progress and Socialism (PPS) called for a two-round poll in the legislative elections. [7/28 FBIS]

July 27: A new leftist political party, the Democratic Forces Front (Jabhat al-Qiwa al-Dimuqratiyya) held its foundation congress in Rabat. [7/29 FBIS]

Aug. 6: King Hasan II dismissed 19 of 36 ministers to allow them to focus on their electoral campaigns for the October legislative elections. [8/6 FT]

Aug. 13: King Hasan II announced the following cabinet:

Idris Benhima, Transport, Merchant Navy, Tourism and Energy `Aziza Bennani, Culture `Abd al-Fattah bin Mansur, Finance `Abd al-Razzaq Musadiq, Trade, Industry and

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Abd al-Ladim Han, Agricultural Investment Husayn Khadra, Mini, Environment amina bin Khadra, Mining Fu'ad Ha Nadi, National Cooperation Zulikha Nasiri, National Mutawakil, Youth and Sports. (8/15 Nawal Mutawakil, Youth and Sports. [8/15 FBIS]

Aug. 22: It was reported that King Hasan II had announced that general elections for Parliament would be postponed by at least one month. …

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