Scenarios and predictions for the upcoming government reshuffle

Fes, Morocco – May 21, 2024 – Rumors are intensifying about the Moroccan government’s imminent announcement of ministerial reshuffles, following the completion of half of its mandate and the unveiling of its work performance over the past period.

Statements by government officials and reports from constitutional institutions indicate the existence of shortcomings in some ministerial sectors, prompting the proposal of the government reshuffle option to rearrange the government’s internal affairs.

Reshuffle Scenarios:

  • Changing some ministers: The reshuffles may be limited to changing some underperforming ministers or retiring those who have reached retirement age, with the possibility of restructuring some ministries.
  • Attracting new competencies: The government may resort to attracting new experienced and qualified professionals, whether from within the parties participating in the government coalition or from outside, to enhance the government’s performance during the remaining period of its mandate.
  • Restoring Secretaries of State: Secretaries of State may be brought back to the forefront, after their absence from the current government formation, to alleviate the pressure on ministers and distribute responsibilities.

Factors Supporting the Reshuffle:

  • Reports of constitutional institutions: Reports of the Supreme Court of Auditors, the High Commission for Planning, and the Economic, Social and Environmental Council have revealed shortcomings in some ministerial sectors, which may push the government to make changes to address these imbalances.
  • The need to enhance government performance: The government seeks to enhance its performance during the remaining period of its mandate, especially in light of the economic and social crises facing the country, which may push it to attract new competencies and make changes at the level of some ministries.
  • Preparations for the upcoming elections: The government may resort to ministerial reshuffles as part of its preparations for the upcoming elections, in order to improve its public image and strengthen its chances of winning.

Factors that may hinder the reshuffle:

  • Stability of the government coalition: Some of the parties participating in the current government coalition prefer to maintain its stability, which may hinder extensive ministerial reshuffles.
  • Fear of destabilizing political stability: The government may fear that ministerial reshuffles could destabilize political stability in the country, especially under the current circumstances.


Ministerial reshuffles in Morocco remain an open option, with several scenarios and expectations. These reshuffles depend on the government’s assessment of its performance during the past period, its needs for the remaining period of its mandate, and the political and economic conditions the country is going through.

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