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Abbas El Fassi
عباس الفاسي
ⵄⴱⴱⴰⵙ ⵍⴼⴰⵙⵉ
(Abás El Fasi) Rodríguez Zapatero pasa revista a las tropas junto al primer ministro de Marruecos en el marco de la IX Reunión de Alto Nivel Hispano-Marroquí. Pool Moncloa. 16 de diciembre de 2008 (cropped).jpeg
El Fassi in Madrid, December 2008
14th Prime Minister of Morocco
In office
19 September 2007 – 29 November 2011
Monarch Mohammed VI
Preceded by Driss Jettou
Succeeded by Abdelilah Benkirane
Secretary-General of the Istiqlal Party
In office
1998 – 23 September 2012
Preceded by Driss Jettou
Succeeded by Hamid Chabat
Personal details
Born (1940-09-18) 18 September 1940 (age 83)
Berkane, Morocco
Political party Istiqlal Party

Abbas El Fassi (Listeni/əˈbæs ɛl ˈfæsi/; Arabic: عباس الفاسي, Standard Moroccan Tamazight: ⵄⴱⴱⴰⵙ ⵍⴼⴰⵙⵉ; born 18 September 1940) is a Moroccan politician and businessman, prime minister of Morocco from 19 September 2007 to 29 November 2011. El Fassi, a member of the Istiqlal Party, replaced independent Driss Jettou.

Early life and career

El Fassi was born in Berkane, Morocco, on 18 September 1940. He served as the Minister of Housing from 1977 to 1981, Minister of Handicraft and Social Affairs from 1981 to 1985, ambassador to Tunisia and the Arab League from 1985 to 1990, ambassador to France from 1990 to 1994, and as Minister of Employment, Professional Training, Social Development and Solidarity from 2000 to 2002. He then took up the post of Minister of State in the Jettou government from 2002 to 2007. King Mohammed VI appointed El Fassi as prime minister on 19 September 2007 following Istiqlal's victory in the parliamentary elections on 7 September.

His government was appointed by Mohammed VI on 15 October 2007 with 33 members (not including El Fassi), including seven women. Five political parties were included in this government: Istiqlal, liberal Mouvement Populaire (MP), the Socialist Union of Popular Forces (USFP), the National Rally of Independents (RNI), and the Party of Progress and Socialism (PPS).

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