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PostSubject: October elections in Morocco   Wed Jul 27, 2016 5:18 pm

For those heading to Morocco this autumn, there are general elections scheduled for 07 October. It should not affect overlanders too much, but there will probably be increased security on election day and when results are announced. Apparently there have been calls by some politicians to close Erg Chebbi to 4x4s, camel trains and tented camps.

Morocco is interesting politically for those that want to read up on it. A Kingdom like Jordan but with a growing parliament. Two main parties, one Islamist and one more secular but they get along reasonably well. You get university students and civil society groups protesting sometimes in coastal cities, so keep and eye out if you are in he big cities around that time. Morocco is trying to rejoin the AU, so trying to be well behaved.

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PostSubject: Re: October elections in Morocco   Wed Jul 27, 2016 10:25 pm

Thanks for that, not this year maybe next year some time, probably be In a motorhome,  clinking teacups

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PostSubject: Re: October elections in Morocco   Sun Aug 07, 2016 8:38 am

Hi Tembo,
any recommendations for a website that keeps travellers up to date on the latest in Morocco?
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PostSubject: Re: October elections in Morocco   Sun Aug 07, 2016 6:02 pm

There is the Morocco World News...sort of their version CNN/AlJazeera (moroccoworldnews.com)...some local stuff and a lot of international stuff. The Morroccan Times (moroccantimes.com) online is also good. For more overland related stuff, you can check the HUBB forum which has a Morocco section (www.horizonsunlimited.com).


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PostSubject: Re: October elections in Morocco   Fri Aug 19, 2016 7:22 am

James have you seen this 
www.moroccoworldnews.com/2016/08
Just came across it on motorhome forum,Kevin

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PostSubject: Re: October elections in Morocco   Fri Aug 19, 2016 7:42 am

Well spotted Kevin. I had not seen that article. Mauritania and Morocco have never gotten along...this sounds like more saber-rattling. If anyone was planning to go down through Western Sahara and cross into Mauritania, they should probably monitor the news and see if it is affecting travellers.

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