Ruling Party Wins Morocco’s Parliamentary Election

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The ruling Justice and Development Party (PJD) has won Morocco’s parliamentary election.

With 90 per cent of the votes counted, the Islamists took 99 seats, putting them ahead of their rival, the Authenticity and Modernity Party, which won 80 seats.

The conservative Istiqlal party came third in the election as it earned 31 seats.

The just concluded poll was Morocco’s second election since it adopted constitutional reforms in 2011.

BBC said the PJD had earlier stated that a second term would allow it to press ahead with its economic and social reforms.

The governing party, led by Prime Minister Abdelilah Benkirane, has led a broad coalition since emerging as the biggest party in the 2011 poll.

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