Morocco’s long-ruling Islamists have suffered a crushing defeat to liberal parties in parliamentary elections, according to provisional results announced by the interior minister. The Justice and Development Party (PJD) saw its support collapse from 125 seats to just 12.
Morocco says turnout in the parliamentary elections has been just over 50 percent, higher than in 2016 after authorities combined it with local elections that traditionally draw better participation.
Morocco is a constitutional monarchy where the king holds sweeping powers. He picks the prime minister from the party that wins the most seats in parliament and appoints key ministers.
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Perri Morocco is moving up in the geopolitical world with instability in the Sahel, strengthening relations with the US (including US recognition of Western Sahara) and land borders with an EU state.