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Vol 62 No 22

Published 4th November 2021


The PJD loses its base

The monarchy has deftly marginalised Islamist parties through a mixture of intimidation and co-optation

The Parti de la Justice et du Développement (PJD) members of former Prime Minister Saad Eddine el Othmani's government suffered a string of policy humiliations as ministers aligned with King Mohammed VI (M6)'s ruling Makhzen (establishment) reasserted their dominance of Moroccan politics a decade after political reforms in the wake of the Arab Spring demonstrations in 2011.

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