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Ghost Dog Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Nov-27-11 05:36 AM
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Morocco: Islamists Win Landmark Election
Source: AllAfrica.com (Radio Netherlands Worldwide/ANP/AFP)

Morocco's moderate Islamists won the most seats in a landmark parliamentary election, the government said on Saturday, the latest religious party to achieve spectacular gains on the back of the Arab Spring.

The Justice and Development Party (PJD) captured 80 seats in the 395-seat assembly, nearly double the 45 seats won by Prime Minister Abbas el Fassi's Indpendence Party, Interior Minister Taib Cherkaoui told a news conference.

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According to the new constitution overwhelmingly approved in a July referendum, King Mohammed VI must now pick the prime minister from the party which won the most seats in parliament, instead of naming whomever he pleases.

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Unlike the banned Islamist opposition group Justice and Charity, the Justice and Development Party pledges its allegiance to the monarchy.


Read more: http://allafrica.com/stories/201111260215.html
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sam11111 Donating Member (638 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Nov-27-11 06:12 AM
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1. how are mideast versions of Democrats and Progressives doing? cover the whole region please.
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xchrom Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Nov-27-11 06:24 AM
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