People in Tetouan, Morocco. Editorial credit: Alexey Pevnev / Shutterstock.com

Morocco

Morocco holds regular multiparty elections for Parliament, and reforms in 2011 shifted some authority over government from the monarchy to the elected legislature. Nevertheless, King Mohammed VI maintains dominance through a combination of substantial formal powers and informal lines of influence in the state and society. Many civil liberties are constrained in practice.

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Freedom in the World — Morocco Country Report

Morocco is rated Partly Free in Freedom in the World, Freedom House's annual study of political rights and civil liberties worldwide.

A young woman wearing a protective mask looks at her smartphone while passing by a grafitti representing two big watching eyes in Berlin, Germany on April 1, 2020. Illustrative Editorial (Photo by Emmanuele Contini/NurPhoto via Getty Images)

Freedom on the Net— Morocco Country Report

Morocco is rated Partly Free in Freedom on the Net, Freedom House's comprehensive study of internet freedom around the globe.