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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 25 October 2014]
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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

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