Three large Moroccan cities will be ruled by women after the September 8 elections, a first in the kingdom.

On Friday, Asmaa Rhlalou, 52, became the first mayor of Rabat, the capital of Morocco.

"It is a historic day for the city of lights, Rabat" exclaimed the candidate of the National Rally of Independents (RNI), after her election Friday by the city council in the capital, which has nearly 550,000 inhabitants.

Women at the head of Casablanca and Marrakech

Four days earlier, on September 20, another RNI candidate, Nabila Rmili, 47, was elected, also for the first time, at the head of the megalopolis Casablanca, Morocco's largest city with 3.5 million people. 'residents.

Their (liberal) party - led by businessman Aziz Akhannouch - triumphed in the elections, coming first in the legislative, regional and municipal elections.

In Marrakech, the tourist capital of the country (1.3 million inhabitants), Fatima Zahra Mansouri, 45, will be elected by the Authenticity and Modernity Party (PAM), who will head the town hall, regaining a post she had already occupied between 2009 and 2015.

The head of government elected in Agadir

WFP came in second in legislative and municipal elections and third in regional ones.

This liberal party was founded by the current royal adviser, Fouad Ali El Himma, in 2008, before he resigned in 2011.

In addition, Aziz Akhannouch, head of the RNI the designated head of government, was elected on Friday at the head of the tourist city of Agadir, his stronghold where he was the only candidate.


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