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Vol 59 No 17

Published 31st August 2018


Morocco

Wrath rules

Bouts of 'royal anger' are claiming ministerial heads as the king tries to enforce governmental competence and stem social discontent

Another senior minister – one of the most respected members of the coalition government led by Prime Minister Saad Eddine el Othmani's Islamist Parti de la justice et du développement (PJD) – has been sacked by King Mohammed VI (M6) in a fit of 'colère royale' (royal anger). The king dismissed Finance Minister Mohamed Boussaïd on 1 August, three days after delivering a major speech in the troubled northern town of Al Hoceima calling for government action to tackle chronic social and economic problems.

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