Morocco king names new Islamist-led government

Source:Xinhua Published: 2013-10-11 9:58:38

Morocco's King Mohammed VI appointed a new Islamist-led government on Thursday three months after the defection of the Istiqlal party, a key coalition partner.

Most Justice and Development Party ministers from the first coalition government, which was formed after the 2011 elections, kept their portfolios with the exception of the former Minister of Foreign Affairs Saad Eddine Outmani, who left the government.

The new government includes six women out of the 39 ministers and two technocrat ministers of education and interior, respectively.

Here are the new government members:

- Abdelilah Benkirane: Head of Government.

- Abdellah Baha: Minister of State.

- Mohamed Hassad: Minister of the Interior.

- Salaheddine Mezouar: Minister of Foreign Affairs and Cooperation.

- Mustapha Ramid: Minister of Justice.

- Ahmed Toufiq : Minister of Endowments and Islamic Affairs.

- Driss Dahak: Secretary General of the Government.

- Mohamed Boussaid: Minister of Economy and Finance.

- Mohand Laensar: Minister of Planning and Development.

- Mohamed Nabil Benabdellah: Minister of Housing and Urban Planning.

- Aziz Akhannouch: Minister of Agriculture and Fisheries .

- Rachid Belmokhtar: Minister of National Education and Vocational Training.

- Lahcen Daoudi: Minister of Higher Education, Scientific Research and Training.

- Aziz Rebbah: Minister of Equipment, Transport and Logistics.

- Moulay Hafid El Alamy: Minister of Industry, Trade, Investment and Digital Economy.

- Mohamed Ouzzine: Minister of Youth and Sports.

- Lahoucine Louardi: Minister of Health.

- Mustapha El Khalfi: Minister of Communication, Spokesman of the Government.

- Abdelkader Amara: Minister of Energy, Mining, Water, and the Environment.

- Lahcen Haddad: Minister of Tourism.

- Bassima Hakkaoui: Minister of Solidarity, Women, Family and Social Development .

- Ahmed Amine Sbihi: Minister of Culture.

- Anis Birou: Minister of Moroccan Expatriates and Migration Affairs.

- El Habib Choubani: Minister for Relations with the Parliament .

- Fatema Marouane: Minister of Crafts, social and solidarity economy .

- Abdesslam Seddiki: Minister of Employment and Social Affairs .

- Abdeltif Loudyi: Minister Delegate to the Head of Government for National Defense .

- Cherki Draiss: Minister Delegate to the Minister of the Interior.

- Mbarka Bouaida: Minister Delegate to the Minister of Foreign Affairs and Cooperation .

- Mohamed El Ouafa: Minister Delegate to the Head of Government for General Affairs and Governance .

- Mohamed Abbou: Minister Delegate to the Minister of Industry, Trade, Investment and the Digital Economy for Foreign Trade.

- Abdeladim Guerrouj: Minister Delegate to the Minister of National Education and Vocational Training.

- Soumiya Benkhaldoun: Minister Delegate to the Minister of Higher Education, Scientific Research and Executive Training .

- Mohamed Najib Boulif: Minister Delegate to the Minister of Infrastructure, Transport and Logistics, for Transport .

- Idriss Azami Idrissi: Minister Delegate to the Minister of Economy and Finance for the Budget .

- Mohamed Moubdii: Minister Delegate to the Head of Government for Civil Service and Modernization of Public Administration.

- Hakima El Hiti: Minister Delegate to the Minister of Energy, Mining, Water and Environment, for the Environment.

- Charafat Afilal: Minister Delegate to the Minister of Energy, Mining, Water and the Environment, for Water.

- Mamoun Bouhadhoud: Minister Delegate to the Minister of Industry, Trade, Investment, and Digital Economy for SMEs and the Integration of the Informal sector.

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