Morocco approves constitutional reforms
|Publisher||Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty|
|Publication Date||2 July 2011|
|Cite as||Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty, Morocco approves constitutional reforms, 2 July 2011, available at: http://www.refworld.org/docid/4e20438523.html [accessed 24 May 2013]|
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July 02, 2011
Preliminary results show that Moroccans have approved constitutional reforms put forward by King Mohammed VI in response to recent pro-democracy protests.
Interior Minister Taib Cherkaoui said that with almost all the ballots counted, 98.5 percent of people had voted in favor.
The reforms grant executive powers to a prime minister, but the king is retained as head of the military, religious authorities, and judiciary.
The concessions come after protests inspired by the so-called Arab Spring.
compiled from agency reports