Moroccans go to the polls in parliamentary ballot

Moroccans go to the polls in parliamentary ballot
 

Moroccans voted on Friday in their second parliamentary election since the king devolved some powers in a constitutional reform five years ago to ease Arab Spring protests calling for change.
After leading the ruling coalition since 2011, moderate Islamist Justice and Development Party (PJD) is expected to dominate the ballot over main rivals the Authenticity and Modernity Party (PAM) which critics say is close to the palace.
No party openly challenges the king, who retains most executive authority. Voters will select lawmakers for the 395-seat House of Representatives. The prime minister... read more

 
7 October 2016 in World News, Views: 33
Source: Reuters
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