Islamists expected to win Morocco elections

Published November 26th, 2011 - 06:39 GMT

The turnout at the first parliamentary elections in Morocco following the approval of a new constitution in July reached 45%, according to information released on Saturday by the Interior Ministry. This ratio is higher compared to the recent legislative elections which took place in 2007 when the rate of participation amounted to 37%.

Ballots are being counted and analysts expected the opposition party "Islamic Justice and Development" to win. Official results will be published just Sunday afternoon.

The winning party will be entitled to form a government.


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