Volume 7, Issue 2, December 2019, Page: 56-64
Morocco and Transition to Democracy: The Enduring Struggle
Ghazali Bello Abubakar, Department of Political Science, Sokoto State University, Sokoto, Nigeria
Received: Apr. 27, 2019;       Accepted: Jun. 4, 2019;       Published: Nov. 25, 2019
DOI: 10.11648/j.history.20190702.15      View  15      Downloads  8
Abstract
The occurrence of the dual unforgettable incidents namely ‘Cold War’ between the two superpowers, the United States and the former United Soviet Socialist Republic (USSR) and fall of the Berlin Wall, Moroccan authorities consolidated what could be seen as “fundamental background” of the democratization process. With the help of modernity, Moroccan monarchy has been able to incrementally install a systematic equilibrium that could match the contemporarily modern democratic style. The authorities, however, focus on political and civic organizations. The flexible nature of this nation coupled with absolute amenable behaviour to embrace democracy as a new style very much help in keeping the kingship system on the stance at least for now and time to come. This has become clear during the popular political revolts of 2011 when Moroccans in large numbers demanded modifications and changes instead of toppling down the ancient system at whole. Islam reached Morocco somewhere during the first century of the Hijra (migration), and since that time, the kingship remains the style of leadership in the country until today.
Keywords
Democratization Process, Moroccan Regime, Reforms, Hassan II Era, Roles of King Muhammad VI
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Ghazali Bello Abubakar, Morocco and Transition to Democracy: The Enduring Struggle, History Research. Vol. 7, No. 2, 2019, pp. 56-64. doi: 10.11648/j.history.20190702.15
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