Since Morocco is a pluralist democracy, all the Constitutions of the Kingdom have reiterated the principle that "there can not be a single party" (Article 7 of the new Constitution 2011). Hence political parties, trade unions, local authorities and professional chambers are entitled to contribute to the organization and representation of citizens.
Article 7 of the new Constitution stipulates: "Political parties shall work for the framing and political training of citizens, the promotion of their participation in national life and the management of public affairs. They contribute to the expression of the will of the electorate and participate in the exercise of power, on the basis of pluralism and alternation by democratic means within the framework of constitutional institutions. Their constitution and the exercise of their activities are free, in accordance with the Constitution and the law. There can not be a single party.
Having opted for political pluralism, Morocco made an early commitment to trade union plurality. Article 8 of the new Constitution states: "The trade union organizations of employees (...) contribute to the defense and promotion of the rights and socio-economic interests of the categories they represent. Their constitution and the exercise of their activities, in accordance with the Constitution and the law, are free".