Morocco: Polls Enhance Local Democracy & Regionalisation | Middle East Confidential

Results of Morocco’s election, which featured a 53.6% voter turnout:

middle east confidentialThe municipal and regional elections, held in Morocco Sept.04, enhanced further local democracy and advanced regionalisation projects launched by King Mohammed VI, say several foreign analysts.

The importance of these polls lies in the fact that they are the first held after the adoption of the new constitution in 2011 and yielded a new political map ahead of the general election scheduled next year.

The results of the double polls showed that Morocco’s ruling Islamist party PJD won regional councils votes, but loses municipal election to its rival “Authenticity and Modernity Party” (PAM), set up in 2008 by a close friend and adviser of the king, Fouad Ali El Himma…[FULL STORY]


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