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Morocco PM's party wins election



This was Morocco's second poll since it adopted constitutional reforms in 2011.
Other parties took the remaining 305 seats contested, with another 90 being allotted to women and other candidates chosen proportionally from party lists.
Most executive power was vested in the king until 2011, when Mohammed VI agreed to turn the country into a constitutional monarchy in the wake of the Arab Spring protests across the region.
Although the king relinquished some of his powers as part of the constitutional reform, he is still the most powerful person in the country and chooses the prime minister from the winning party.
"The Moroccan people voted for PJD massively," Mr Benkirane said, as his party won a second victory.
"The PJD has proven today that being serious and truthful ... and being faithful to the institutions, especially the monarchy, is a winning currency."
Turnout among the 16m electorate was 43%, according to Interior Minister Mohamed Hassad.

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