National Flag of Morocco
According to aceinland, the national flag of Morocco is a tricolor flag consisting of three vertical stripes: red, green, and white. The red stripe is on the left side of the flag, followed by the green stripe in the middle and then the white stripe on the right. The red color of the flag symbolizes courage, hardiness, strength, and valor; while the green color stands for hope, joy, and love. Finally, the white color symbolizes peace and honesty.
The design of Morocco’s national flag was adopted in 1915 during the reign of Sultan Yusef Ben Hassan after gaining independence from France. The design was inspired by a similar flag used by another North African country: Tunisia.
Atop this tricolor design is a five-pointed star with a crown at its center inside a green pentagram or hexagram known as “Seal of Solomon”. This seal is believed to represent both God’s protection over Morocco as well as its sovereignty over Western Sahara which it claims to have sovereignty over but has been disputed by other countries in Africa.
The colors of Morocco’s national flag are also featured in its coat-of-arms which consists of two lions holding scimitars against a shield featuring two crossed flags – one red with a five-pointed star within it representing Morocco itself while another one features an eagle representing Spain (which held control over part of what is now modern day Morocco).
The current Moroccan national anthem “Hymne Chérifien” (“Hymn Of The Sharifs”) was adopted in 1956 shortly after independence from France and Spain when it replaced “Le Chant du Maroc” (“Song Of Morocco”) which had been used since 1912. The lyrics to this anthem were written by Ali Squalli Houssaini while music composed by Henri Meilhac & Léon Vasseur.
Morocco’s national flag has come to represent not only its own nation but also all those who have fought for its independence throughout history – including those who fought against French colonization in 1912 as well as those who fought against Spanish colonization during the late 19th century until they Finally, achieved their freedom in 1956. It stands today as an emblem that honors all Moroccans within their homeland and abroad who continue to strive for unity and prosperity for their nation.
Presidents of Morocco
The President of Morocco is the head of state and the highest authority in the country. The current president is King Mohammed VI, who has been in office since 1999. The King has absolute power over all matters of state, including foreign and domestic policy, finance, and economic development.
The King appoints a prime minister to serve as his chief advisor and to manage government affairs. The Prime Minister is responsible for executing the will of the King and for carrying out the policies he sets forth. He or she must be approved by a majority vote from both houses of Parliament before assuming office. After approval, he or she must swear an oath before the King in order to formally assume office.
The President also appoints ministers to head each government department and serves as commander-in-chief of all military forces in Morocco. He can issue decrees with executive force that are binding on all citizens within his jurisdiction, including those concerning civil rights, economic development, foreign relations, education, transportation, health care, public safety and law enforcement.
The President may also grant amnesty to those convicted of crimes or free them from prison if they have served their sentences. He can also dissolve parliament at any time if it fails to fulfill its duties or violates laws set forth by him or by parliament itself. In addition to these powers over domestic affairs, the President has a great deal of influence over foreign policy decisions made by Morocco’s government as well as its international relations with other countries throughout the world.
The President is elected for life by a direct vote from eligible citizens across Morocco every five years. His term begins on July 30th following his election and lasts until another election takes place five years later unless he resigns earlier due to illness or other reasons beyond his control.
Prime Ministers of Morocco
The Prime Minister of Morocco is the head of the government and is appointed by the King to serve as his chief advisor and to manage government affairs. The current Prime Minister, Saadeddine Othmani, was appointed in 2017.
The Prime Minister is responsible for executing the will of the King and for carrying out the policies he sets forth. He or she must be approved by a majority vote from both houses of Parliament before assuming office. After approval, he or she must swear an oath before the King in order to formally assume office.
The Prime Minister then appoints members from his own party to form a cabinet that will serve as the executive branch of government. This cabinet is responsible for implementing government policy and overseeing day-to-day operations of each department within its jurisdiction. The Prime Minister also has a great deal of influence over foreign policy decisions made by Morocco’s government as well as its international relations with other countries throughout the world.
Since Morocco gained independence in 1956, there have been several prime ministers who have served in this role. Ahmed Osman was appointed in 1956 by Sultan Mohammed V and held office until 1958 when he resigned due to political disagreements with other members of his cabinet. Hassan II then appointed Ahmed Benhima who served until 1963 when he was replaced by Mohammed Karim Lamrani due to his disagreements with Hassan II on certain matters regarding foreign policy.
Moulay Hafid Elalamy held office from 1998 until 2002 when Youssoufi Abderrahmane succeeded him after winning a majority vote from both houses of Parliament. Driss Jettou took over in 2002 and served until 2007 when Abbas El Fassi replaced him after winning another majority vote from both houses of Parliament. Finally, Abdelilah Benkirane took office in 2011 but resigned in 2017 due to disagreements between himself and King Mohammed VI over economic policy reforms proposed by Benkirane’s party at that time; this led to Saadeddine Othmani being appointed as Prime Minister later that year after winning a majority vote from both houses of Parliament once again.