Islamist Party Wins Most Seats in Morocco Election

Posted November 27th, 2011 at 4:20 pm (UTC-5)
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An Islamist party has captured the most seats in a parliamentary election in Morocco and will lead a coalition government for the first time in the north African nation.

Final results released Sunday show the Justice and Development Party capturing 107 seats in the 395-seat assembly in the election that was held Friday.

The new government will have to work with King Mohammed who retains the most power. But he must now name a prime minister as part of constitutional reforms that were announced in the wake of the “Arab Spring” that has toppled north African governments, including Tunisia, Egypt and Libya.