The political promises to enhance the separation of powers and tackle corruption were not kept. Major setbacks regarding freedom of speech and civil liberties have manifested in the arrest of journalists and human rights activists. The judicial system is regularly used to punish political opponents, human rights activists and critics.

Socioeconomic woes continue to persist, with social inequalities widening between the highest and the lowest classes and between urban and rural areas. Unemployment remains a pressing problem, especially among the youth.

Morocco has made considerable efforts to strengthen its foreign policy and diversify its regional and international alliances. Also, the protection of the environment remained a government priority. It has reduced subsidies on diesel, gasoline and heavy fuel oil and aims to produce 52% of its electricity needs from renewable energy by 2030.

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