Moderate Islamists expected to retain power in Moroccan election



RABAT - Morocco's moderate Islamists are favoured to win parliamentary elections on Friday, five years after they entered government and the kingdom introduced limited reforms in the wake of Arab Spring-style unrest.
The Justice and Development Party (PJD), which has led the ruling coalition since 2011, is expected to dominate the ballot over its main rivals the Authenticity and Modernity Party (PAM), whose opponents say is too close to the palace.
After the Arab Spring, Morocco introduced limited reforms granting more powers to parliament. But the king retains most executive authority and... read more

 
7 October 2016 in World News, Views: 32
Source: Reuters
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