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Vol 55 No 2

Published 24th January 2014


Morocco

Headaches for Benkirane

A deteriorating economic situation adds to political tension as parties manoeuvre for next year’s elections

Morocco seems to have emerged stronger from the Arab Spring. The constitution promises a more open political system and improved human rights. A coalition government led by the Parti de la justice et du développement (PJD), which is inspired by the Muslim Brotherhood and Turkey’s ruling Justice and Development Party, enjoys popular support. Experienced officials and business leaders keep the government and economy running. The conservative kingdom has avoided the chaos that has engulfed much of the region.

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