Abdelilah Benkirane’s net worth

Abdelilah Benkirane’s net worth

Facts of Abdelilah Benkirane’s net worth

Net worth$500,000
Date of Birth:1954 April 8
First NameAbdelilah
Last NameBenkirane
AkaAbdelilah Benkirane
Age:70 years old

Abdelilah Benkirane's net worth: $500,000 

Abdelilah Benkirane is one of the powerful Moroccan politicians. His current estimated net worth is $500, 000. From November 2011 to March 2017, the country's favorite politician served as the Prime Minister of Morocco. According to the report, Abdelilah's salary in 2012 as the prime minister of Morocco was $108.888 per year. People especially credit him for bringing moderate Islamists to the mainstream politics in Morocco. In 2015, Abdelilah gave a powerful speech in support of helping the poor people in the country. Also, in the speech, he said that his personal assets and net worth do not make him a millionaire. Nonetheless, he also stated that he had less than MAD500.000 (equivalent to $50,000) in his personal bank account.

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Abdelilah Benkirane

Favorite Politician

In 2011, his party won a plurality of seats in the parliamentary election. After that, his party, Justice and Development Party(PJD), formed a coalition with three parties that had been part of previous governments. Likewise, in the elections held in October 2016, PJD increased its share of the vote under Abdelilah's leadership. Later, On March 15, 2017, King Mohammed VI ousted Benkirane as Prime Minister of Morocco and asked his party to choose another leader. Finally, on March 17, 2017, the King appointed PJD's second-in-command Saadeddine Othmani as the new prime minister of Morocco. Later, on March 23, 2017, Abdelilah told reporters that he was looking forward to forming a new coalition government and provide his service to the country as "the caretaker of the government and Secretary General of the Justice and Development Party (PJD).” Consequently, the appointment of the new dovious prime minister is expected to end the five months of post-election deadlock over cabinet formation. To make matter worse, Morocco's election law has been set such a way that no party can win a complete majority.

Power Struggles

During his reign as a prime minister, Benkirane earned a reputation of an economic prime minister, His government targeted average economic growth of 5.5 percent. The government also pledged to reduce the unemployment rate to 8 percent by the end of 2016 from 9.1 percent at the start of 2012. Although Abedelilah's coalition government was successful in encouraging the private sector and embedding much-needed reforms in it's government policies, it remained largely unsuccessful in attaining both the goals, especially because of the power struggle within the parliament. Likewise, there is also a power struggle between moderates and fundamentalists, and also between the King and the Democratic Islamists in Morocco. Moreover, Abdelilah was also successful in pursuing strong ties with the European Union and other countries including the six-member of Gulf Co-operation Council for trade. However, the country's economy suffered due to slowing economy in EU, it's largest trading partner. Nevertheless, he also criticized Bashar al-Assad's government and Russia for violating human rights during the Syrian Civil war.

A Democrat Islamist

A chess and decent music lover, Benkirane was a leftist political activist during the 1970's. Since 1997, he has been representing, Salé, a city in northwest Morocco, in the Moroccan parliament. And since 2008, he is leading the Justice and Development Party after winning and replacing former leaderSaadeddine Othmani. Benkirane follows a political ideology that is a mix of democratic and Islamist ideologies. According to him, secularism is “a dangerous concept for Morocco." However, he is against threatening civil liberties in the country.

If I come to the government it is not to decide the number of centimeters of the skirts that the ladies must hide or show of their legs. This is not my business. In any case, nobody can question individual freedoms in Morocco. The religious is the responsibility of the King. It is up to us to deal with corruption, housing and education, which is not a success today. We fight for more democracy, so that the entourage of the King lifts a hand on the business, the business and the politics ... Abdeliah's in an interview in 2011

Personal Life

Abdelilah Benkirane was born in 1954 in Rabat, Morocco. His family originally came from Fes to Morocco. Furthermore, Benkirane father followed Sufism and Islamic fundamentalism. Similarly, his mother attended meetings of woman branch of Istiqlal, a conservative and monarchist party in Morocco. In an interview, Abdelilah has referred his father as his role model. His father died at the age of 60 when Abdelilah was just 16. Last but not the least, he is happily married to a political activist and has six children. Sadly, his youngest daughter is suffering from tetraplegia. It  is "paralysis caused by illness or injury that results in the partial or total loss of use of all four limbs and torso."

Abdelilah BenkiranePoliticsMoroccanMoroccan Parliament RepresentativeFormer Prime MinisterParty LeaderJustice and Development PartyIslamist