Islamists beat liberals in Morocco elections

by AFP | Yahoo! News  |  published on October 9, 2016

IslamistsRabat – The Islamist party which has headed Morocco’s coalition government since Arab Spring-inspired protests five years ago has beaten liberal rivals in parliamentary elections, results showed Saturday.

Prime Minister Abdelilah Benkirane’s Islamist Justice and Development Party (PJD) took 125 seats out of 395, the interior ministry said after all ballots were counted.

Its main rival, the Authenticity and Modernity Party (PAM), which had campaigned against the “Islamisation” of Moroccan society, won 102 seats, the ministry said.

Istiqlal, the party which historically fought for independence from France, came third with 45 seats.

In any case, the real power will remain in the hands of King Mohammed VI, the scion of a monarchy that has ruled the North African country for 350 years.

  • Rodney Steward

    Another lost country to a sick cult!

  • used_to_be_a_liberal

    So, “liberals” lost. So what does that really mean in that part of the world. How about, moderate Islam is not wanted there, so the other “stuff” will come into play, and then is it possible that all those “liberal” Muslim Politicians will eventually be executed?

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