Women Political Representation in Morocco Major Leaps, Challenges and Pitfalls


Following the general election of September 2021, seven women were appointed as ministers in the Akhannouch government, an unprecedent number in the history of Moroccan politics. More significantly, the appointed women occupy ministries which have never been led by females from which the ministry of finance, tourism and digital transformation.

In previous executive experiences, women in the government were appointed to more stereotypical portfolios such as the ministry of solidarity, family and social development. Following the same election, three women were likewise elected as mayors of major Moroccan cities including Casablanca, Rabat and Marrakech.


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