As this photo of me in front of the Moroccan Parliament with Elarbi Imad, director of the Moroccan Center for Civic Education, will attest, I visited my 82nd national or subnational parliament in Rabat last week.
At the Parliament, I met with two members of the staff who are responsible for training programs for Moroccan parliamentarians and staff to discuss possible collaboration and exchanges between American state legislatures and their parliament. They were very interested in the idea.
Unfortunately, though, there was an international conference of African parliamentarians on immigration going on in the Parliament that day, so I was not able to visit the chambers or meet with any parliamentarians or senior staff. So I'm stretching my tally of "parliaments visited" to include having been in the parliament building and meeting with a couple of staff without actually seeing the chambers.
I was in Morocco for the 12th World Congress on Civic Education, which I will report on in a later posting.