Morocco's Islamists test gains in parliamentary election

Morocco's Islamists test gains in parliamentary election

Chanting slogans and jokes in local Darija dialect, Moroccan Prime Minister Abdelilah Benkirane knows how to turn on the populist charm as he campaigns for his Islamist party for an election on Friday they seem set to win.
Five years ago, Benkirane's style helped his Justice and Development Party to a sweeping victory after the king gave up some powers to defuse protests for democratic change.
This time, though, the PJD faces a resurgent royal establishment.
Morocco's second parliamentary election is testing a constitutional monarchy where an elected government works with limited powers in... read more

6 October 2016 in World News, Views: 34
Source: Reuters

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