The Moroccan Constitutional Reforms and the Forthcoming Elections: Prospects of a Genuine Democracy?

  • 1512 International Affairs Building, Columbia University

Following the popular demonstrations which culminated in the referendum on constitutional reforms on July 1st, 2011, Morocco will hold parliamentary elections on 25 November 2011 where for the first time, an elected parliament is supposed to be granted a real legislative authority. 

The panel will discuss the current events, the constitutional reforms as well as upcoming elections in Morocco in the context of the Arab spring. The panelists will address the current political and socio-economic situation in Morocco including the significant events that have led to the constitutional reforms and the forthcoming elections.