New constitution backed in Morocco referendum
A new constitution which was introduced last month by Morocco’s King Mohammed VI was approved by 98 percent of voters in a referendum Friday, with 94 percent of polling stations reporting, the interior minister said early Saturday.
Interior Minister Taib Cherkaoui said voter turnout had been 72.65 percent. According to him, 30 percent of voters were under the age of 35.
The charter grants executive powers to the government but retains the king at the helm of the cabinet, army, religious authorities and the judiciary.