First cracks appear in ruling coalition
Though Aziz Akhannouch's RNI and Abdellatif Ouahbi's PAM have been keen to show their cohesion in government, behind the scenes not everything is rosy between the two parties of the ruling majority.
Emirates International Investment Co, a fund linked to Abu Dhabi's ruling family, has sold its Moroccan asset management company AD Capital to Mohamed Chaouki, who is already manager of the firm. This RNI MP is close to Prime Minister Aziz Akhannouch.
The electoral tidal wave which has made Aziz Akhannouch's RNI party the biggest in the Moroccan parliament has also opened the doors of the legislature to the magnates of the country's main economic sectors, from communications to fishing, tourism and real estate.
Hassan Belkhayat's consultancy Southbridge A&I, which had been keeping a low profile since the 2017 Southbridge affair, has won a 1.8m dirham contract to overhaul the Maison de l'Artisan. With trouble brewing in the RNI party, the award of a government contract to those close to the ruling party could cause further turmoil.
Mohammed VI's cherished "advanced regionalization" policy has created a new honeypot for the leading Moroccan and international consulting companies. Having made themselves indispensable in the country's key ministries, they are now targeting its 12 regions, which need to draw up