“El Fassi, get out! chanted the demonstrators on February 20, 2011. In their sights, then Prime Minister Abbas El Fassi, but also on family, which symbolizes the perpetuation of a political elite through the ages, with all the fantasies that such a position does not fail to fuel. “They are credited with a lot of power and influence. Maybe too much… But their grip [sur le pays] is a reality that is old enough for all Moroccans to know”, comments the historian Pierre Vermeren.
[Série] Morocco: power, business, religion… Welcome to the Fassis!
Is there more fassi than an El Fassi? While the Fassi origin is the subject of interminable debates, the wearing of this surname appears as a pledge of honor, dispels all doubts and attests to the very old belonging of this family to the imperial city.