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King announces landmark constitutional reforms

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Text by News Wires

Latest update : 2011-06-17

In a televised address on Friday evening, King Mohammed VI unveiled sweeping political reforms that are intended to transform the Moroccan kingdom into a constitutional monarchy following nationwide demands for change.

REUTERS - Morocco's King Mohammed promised a new democratic constitution on Friday that would devolve some of his powers to parliament and the government, adding Moroccans would be able to vote for the changes in a July 1 referendum.

"We have managed, three months after having launched a constitutional revision process, to develop a new democratic constitutional charter," he said in a televised address to the nation.
 

Date created : 2011-06-17

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