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Morocco: Justice and Development Party warns new government of opposition

September 16, 2021 at 3:06 pm

People arrive to cast their votes in the parliamentary and municipal elections, at a polling station in Rabat, Morocco on 8 September 2021. [Jalal Morchidi – Anadolu Agency]

The next political role of Morocco’s Justice and Development Party (PJD) will be in opposition to the incoming government, a senior party official said yesterday. Suleiman Al-Amrani told Alhurra that he was not participating in government consultations.

His meeting slated for Wednesday with the leader of the National Rally of Independents, Aziz Akhannouch, was cancelled. Akhannouch was appointed on Friday by King Mohammed VI as prime minister and tasked with forming a new government.

Al-Amrani did not provide any details about the PJD’s reluctance to participate in the government and the ongoing consultations. The party led the coalition government of the North African country from 2011 until last week’s election.

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