Is­lamists beat lib­er­als in Morocco elec­tions

The Myanmar Times - - World -

Morocco’s rul­ing Is­lamists have beaten their lib­eral ri­vals in par­lia­men­tary elec­tions five years after sweep­ing to power fol­low­ing Arab Spring-in­spired protests. Prime Min­is­ter Ab­delilah Benki­rane’s Is­lamist Jus­tice and De­vel­op­ment Party (PJD) took 125 seats out of 395 in the Oc­to­ber 7 polls, the in­te­rior min­istry said after all bal­lots were counted. Its main ri­val, the Au­then­tic­ity and Moder­nity Party (PAM), which had cam­paigned against the “Is­lami­sa­tion” of Moroc­can so­ci­ety, won 102 seats, the min­istry said.

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