France: The Political Existence Of The Moroccan Diaspora

In the midst of a profound transformation of the French party system, the main political parties are looking for strategies to appeal to Muslim immigrants, from grassroot mobilisation to the pro-Muslim branding of their candidates. The Moroccan Muslim community is using this opportunity to ask for new representative institutions that would enable them to match the level at which Algerian immigrants are represented. This process, however, elevates the danger of co-optation of immigrants’ representatives into the old political establishment. […]