House of Councillors (Morocco)

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House of Councillors

مجلس المستشارين
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Term limits
6 years
President of the House of Councillors
Hakim Benchamach, PAM
since 13 October 2015[1]
Current Structure of the House of Representatives
Political groups
Indirect election
Last election
2 October 2015
Meeting place
Rabat, Morocco
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The House of Councillors (Arabic: مجلس المستشارين[maʒlis al-mustaʃaːriːn], Berber: Agraw en imessemtiren) is the upper house of the Parliament of Morocco and has 120 members, elected for a six-year term. 72 members are elected at the Kingdom's regional level, who represent the subnational administrative areas (collectivitiés territoriales); 20 members are elected in each region by a single electoral college made up of all those in the relevant region that have been elected to the following professional associations: the agriculture associations, the commerce, industry and services associations, the arts and crafts associations and the marine fisheries associations; 8 members are elected in each region by an electoral college made up of those elected from the most representative employers' professional organizations; 20 members elected nationally by an electoral college made up of employees.[2]

The 2011 Constitution of Morocco retained this second chamber, but reduced its term of office from 9 to 6 years and its size to 120 seats.[2]

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  1. ^ "14/10/2015: HM the King Congratulates Abdelhakim Benchamach On Election As Speaker of the Chamber of Advisors". Retrieved 2017-03-07.
  2. ^ a b "Majlis al-Mustacharin (House of Councillors)". IPU.

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Coordinates: 34°01′03″N 6°50′12″W / 34.01750°N 6.83667°W / 34.01750; -6.83667