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Moroccan king announces country's next PM

Text by News Wires

Latest update : 2011-11-29

Morocco's King Mohammed VI on Tuesday named Abdelilah Benkirane, the secretary general of the Justice and Development Party, as the country's next prime minister. The Islamist party won the most votes in last Friday's election.

AP - Morocco’s state news agency has announced that the king has chosen the head of an Islamist party that won the most votes in Friday’s elections as the next prime minister.

King Mohammed VI received Abdelilah Benkirane, the secretary general of the Justice and Development Party, in the mountain town of Midelt on Tuesday and named him prime minister.

Under the country’s new constitution, the king must choose a prime minister from the party that won the most votes in the election.

The Islamist party took 107 seats out of the 395 in Parliament in Friday’s election - almost twice as many as the second-place finisher.

It must now assemble a governing coalition. Several parties have already expressed their interest in an alliance.

Date created : 2011-11-29

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