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Vol 53 No 10

Published 11th May 2012


Morocco

Keep smiling

In tough economic times, Islamist Premier Benkirane charms his critics while Mohammed VI in the Palace tries to keep pace

The economy is not growing fast enough to create the jobs needed, police continue to clash with protestors around the country and the Prime Minister’s coalition partners are not happy. Yet Abdelilah Benkirane of the Parti de la justice et du développement (PJD) keeps smiling. He rides high in the polls and charms those who tackle him on the thorny issues confronting his government.

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