Moroccan king appoints Aziz Akhannouch as gov’t head | Morocco News

Moroccan king appoints Aziz Akhannouch as gov’t head | Morocco News

Akhannouch’s RNI emerged as the most important get together in Morocco’s parliamentary election, taking 102 of the 395 seats.

Morocco’s King Mohammed VI has appointed Aziz Akhannouch, of the National Rally of Moroccan Independents (RNI), as head of presidency and requested him to kind a cupboard, based on state media.

The report by state information company MAP on Friday got here after the liberal RNI emerged as the most important political get together in Wednesday’s parliamentary election, taking 102 of the 395 seats. The former largest get together, the long-ruling Justice and Development Party (PJD), suffered a crushing defeat, taking solely 13 seats.

Under reforms launched in 2011, the king picks the prime minister from the most important get together in parliament however retains veto energy over cupboard members.

Akhannouch, a billionaire businessman, declared the outcomes “a victory for democracy, its spirit and its rules”.

His get together has promised to create a million jobs to spice up the financial system after the coronavirus pandemic, increase medical insurance to all Moroccans, improve trainer salaries and supply a assured pension for the aged.

Akhannouch and his get together should now construct a governing coalition that may command a parliamentary majority of at the very least 198 seats.

The next-largest get together after Wednesday’s vote was PAM, which can be a liberal with 86 seats.

The PJD, whose chief Saad Dine El Otmani had been prime minister since 2017, has complained of violations within the election together with what it mentioned was vote-buying by rivals.

However, after securing solely 13 seats in comparison with 125 in 2016 it has mentioned it is going to go into opposition and never search to affix the following governing coalition.

Turnout in Wednesday’s parliamentary election was simply over 50 %, increased than in 2016.

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