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Morocco elections – polls closed PJD denounces serious violations

Polling stations in Morocco closed at 7 pm local time after they opened on Wednesday morning for voters to vote in parliamentary and local elections across the country.

And condemned the Justice and Development Party, before closing the polls, for what it called “serious violations” and urged the authorities to intervene to preserve “the integrity and integrity of the elections,” according to what was reported by Agence France-Presse.

The Moroccan Ministry of the Interior indicated in a statement that the voter turnout amounted to 36 percent until five in the afternoon local time (4 GMT), stressing that the vote “passes under normal conditions” in all polling stations in Morocco.

Polling stations opened at 8:00 am local time (07:00 GMT) and closed at 7:00 pm (0600 GMT) to 18 million registered voters on the voter lists.

Moroccan voters voted to choose 395 deputies to parliament, and more than 31,000 local and regional officials.

King Mohammed VI will appoint a prime minister from the party that leads in the parliamentary elections, for the next five years.

However, the palace remains the source of major decisions and strategic direction in the country, which has a population of 36 million people.

After the Islamist Justice and Development Party (AKP) swept to power in the wake of the 2011 uprisings in the Middle East and North Africa, it hopes to secure a third term in which to lead a governing coalition.

Former Prime Minister and leader of the Justice and Development Party Abdelilah Benkirane attacked the head of the National Rally of Independents, billionaire businessman and Agriculture Minister Aziz Akhannouch, in a fiery video on Facebook on Sunday.

“The prime minister must be an honest and above reproach political figure,” he said.

Akhannouch, who is said to be close to the royal palace, responded in an interview on Monday that the attacks were an “admission of failure” by his opponents, and vowed not to respond.

After the last elections in 2016, Akhannouch secured important ministerial jobs for his party, including the economy, finance and industry.

Along with the AKP and the National Rally of Independents, the liberal Authenticity and Modernity Party, formed by an influential royal advisor, and the center-right Istiqlal Party are seen as among the top candidates.

The election campaign was marked by allegations by the Authenticity and Modernity Party that the National Rally is buying votes, which Akhannouch’s party denied, while the Justice and Development Party criticized excessive political spending without naming names.

Changes to the voting system this year mean that parties’ quotas of seats will be calculated based on registered voters, rather than those who have already voted, in an adjustment seen to favor smaller parties.

At the same voter turnout as in 2016, the new system could leave the AKP around 80 seats, instead of the 125 it got last time, making coalition building after the elections more difficult.

The lack of apparent confrontation during the election campaign frustrated some voters, and expectations about participation are low.

Regardless of the outcome, all political parties are expected to adopt a charter for a “new model of development” with “a new generation of reforms and projects” in the coming years, the king recently announced.

It is expected that all parties will support this charter regardless of the winner in the elections.

The plan’s main goals include reducing the country’s wealth gap and doubling per capita productivity by 2035.
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