Yasmina Baddou
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MP of Casablanca
Assumed office
7 November 2002
Minister of Health
In office
19 September 2007 – 3 January 2012
MonarchMohammed VI
Prime MinisterAbbas El Fassi
Preceded byMohamed Cheikh Biadillah
Succeeded byEl Hossein El Ouardi
Secretary of State for Family, Solidarity and Social Action
In office
7 November 2002 – 19 September 2007
Prime MinisterAbbas El Fassi
Preceded byNazha Chekrouni
(as Delegate-Minister for Women Conditions, Family and Children Protection)
Succeeded byNouzha Skalli
(as Minister of Social Development, Family and Solidarity)
Personal details
Born (1962-10-23) October 23, 1962 (age 59)
Rabat, Morocco
Political partyIstiqlal party
Spouse(s)Ali Fassi Fihri
Oum Hani
Alma materUniversity of Mohammad V
OccupationPolitician, lawyer

Yasmina Baddou (Arabic: ياسمينة بادو – born 23 October 1962, Rabat) is a Moroccan politician of the Istiqlal party. Between 2007 and 2012, she held the position of Minister of Health in the cabinet of Abbas El Fassi, and she was Secretary of State for Family Affairs in the cabinet Driss Jettou.[1][2][3]

Yasmina Baddou studied at the "Mission laïque française" (Lycée Descartes of Rabat) and has a master's degree in law from the Mohammed V University of Rabat, she worked as a lawyer before becoming active in politics.[2]


She is the daughter of Aicha Bennani and Abderrahmane Baddou, a Moroccan diplomat, politician and ex-ambassador and is married to Ali Fassi Fihri, brother of Taieb Fassi Fihri the former Minister of Foreign Affairs of Morocco.[2]

Her maternal aunt Aziza Bennani was Secretary of State for Culture in the cabinet of Abdellatif Filali and is the current representative of Morocco at the UNESCO.

Her cousin Ali Baddou, is co-host of Le Grand Journal, a daily talk show of French television channel Canal+.

See also


  1. ^ Khadija EL HASSANI (2002-03-15). "Yasmina Baddou, une main de fer dans un gant de velours". L'Economiste. Retrieved 12 August 2012.
  2. ^ a b c Abderrafii ALOUMLIK (2002-11-19). "Yasmina Baddou, l'optimiste". Aujourd'hui le Maroc. Retrieved 12 August 2012.
  3. ^ "YASMINA BADDOU : Ministre de la Santé". La Gazette du Maroc. 2007-10-20. Retrieved 12 August 2012.