After nearly six months without a government, the political stalemate in Morocco has finally ended.
Morocco’s new Prime Minister Saad Eddine el-Othmani has agreed to form a coalition government with five other parties.
El-Othmani was appointed earlier this month after the king sacked el-Othmani’s predecessor, Abdelilah Benkirane.
The charismatic and popular Benkirane failed to form a government after his PJD party won the most seats in last October’s election.
Now that a new administration is being formed, how much influence will the coalition government have in a system where the king retains ultimate power?
Presenter: Martine Dennis
Samir Bennis – editor of Moroccoworldnews.com
Driss Maghraoui – associate professor of history, politics and international relations at Al Akhawayn University in Ifrane.
Mohammed Masbah – associate fellow, Middle East and North Africa Programme at Chatham House