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Vol 37 No 14

Published 5th July 1996


Morocco

Rabat tries reform

Worries about King Hassan's successor and an apparent power vacuum dominate politics

Political change is in the air. The heavy-handed and apparently politically motivated crack down on drug smugglers pitted the government, led by Interior Minister Driss Basri, against Casablanca's emerging business community. Now party politicians sense new opportunities. Underlying everything is the question of what arrangements King Hassan II makes for his succession.

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