Party of Progress and Socialism

The Party of Progress and Socialism (Arabic: حزب التقدم والاشتراكية, romanizedHizb Al-Taqadoum Wal-Ishtirakiyeh; Standard Moroccan Tamazight: ⴰⴽⴰⴱⴰⵔ ⵏ ⵓⴼⴰⵔⴰ ⴷ ⵜⵏⵎⵍⴰ; French: Parti du Progrès et du Socialisme, PPS) is a left-wing socialist political party in Morocco.

Party of Progress and Socialism
حزب التقدم والاشتراكية
Parti du progrès et du socialisme
ⴰⴽⴰⴱⴰⵔ ⵏ ⵓⴼⴰⵔⴰ ⴷ ⵜⵏⵎⵍⴰ
General SecretaryNabil Benabdallah
Founded23 August 1974; 49 years ago (1974-08-23)
Preceded byParty of Liberation and Socialism
Political positionLeft-wing
House of Representatives
22 / 395
House of Councillors
0 / 120
Pan-African Parliament
1 / 5
(Morocco seats)

History and profile


The party was founded in 1974[1] by Ali Yata as the successor of Moroccan Communist Party and Party of Liberation and Socialism.[2]

After the fall of the Eastern Bloc, the party distanced itself from communism and Arab socialism.

In the parliamentary election held on 27 September 2002, the party won 11 out of 325 seats. In the next parliamentary election, held on 7 September 2007, the party won 17 out of 325 seats.

The PPS was included in the government of Prime Minister Abbas El Fassi, formed on 15 October 2007.[3]

The party won 12 out of 325 seats in the parliamentary election held in 2016.[4]

The PPS achieved its best result in the 2021 Moroccan general election winning 22 out of 395 seats and was able to form a parliamentary group for the first time in the party's history, despite the fact that party leader Nabil Benabdellah was defeated in the Rabat constituency.[5]

Notable members



  1. ^ "Moroccan Political Parties". Riad Reviews. Archived from the original on 16 October 2014. Retrieved 10 October 2014.
  2. ^ George Joffe; Alvaro Vasconcelos (8 April 2014). The Barcelona Process: Building a Euro-Mediterranean Regional Community. Routledge. p. 134. ISBN 978-1-135-30982-4. Retrieved 10 October 2014.
  3. ^ "Le roi nomme un nouveau gouvernement après des tractations difficiles", Agence France-Presse, 15 October 2007 (in French).
  4. ^ "Morocco". European Forum. Archived from the original on 10 September 2014. Retrieved 10 October 2014.
  5. ^ "The Return of Liberals to Power in the Moroccan General Elections".