Morocco’s PAM party, Islamists win most seats in local vote

A political party formed by a close associate of Morocco’s king secured most seats in local elections on Friday, closely followed by the ruling Islamist party which also won in major cities, according to preliminary results. Moroccans voted on Friday in elections seen as a test for the ruling Islamists Justice and Development Party, or PJD, in the first ballot

for local and regional assemblies since the king introduced reforms to ease protests in 2011. The interior ministry said with votes for 80 percent of seats nationwide counted, the Authenticity and Modernity Party, or PAM, won 20 percent followed by the PJD with 17 percent, but the Islamists had won in major cities such as Casablanca, Tangiers, Rabat and Agadir.

via ynetnews.com

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