Gatvol Moroccan voters give Islamist party the boot

In power since 2011, the party failed to tackle unemployment and corruption. It now finds itself with a mere 12 seats

09 September 2021 - 20:24 By Souhail Karam

Morocco’s long-dominant Islamist party suffered a crushing defeat in parliamentary elections, as voters frustrated over unemployment and corruption in the North African country threw their weight behind a party close to the royal palace.

With nearly all ballots counted, the results pave the way for King Mohammed VI to appoint a new prime minister and give the monarch, who already enjoys sweeping authority, a compliant legislature to drive home his plan to overhaul the economy...

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