PJD leader Abdelilah Benkirane
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Islamist PJD party wins Morocco parliamentary poll

Morocco's moderate Islamist Justice and Development Party (PJD) has won the country's parliamentary elections, officials have announced.

According to provisional results, the PJD won 80 seats in the 395-seat assembly, Interior Minister Taib Cherkaoui told a news conference.

That would make it the largest party and give it the right to lead a government.

The poll is part of reforms which King Mohamed VI hopes will defuse protests prompted by the Arab Spring.

Richard Hamilton reports.

  • 26 Nov 2011
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