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

Akhannouch’s RNI emerged as the biggest party 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 government and asked him to form a cabinet, according to state media.
The report by state news agency MAP on Friday came after the liberal RNI emerged as the biggest political party in Wednesday’s parliamentary election, taking 102 of the 395 seats. The former largest party, the long-ruling Justice and Development Party (PJD), suffered a crushing defeat, taking only 13 seats.
Akhannouch, a billionaire businessman, declared the results “a victory for democracy, its spirit and its rules”.
His party has promised to create one million jobs to boost the economy after the coronavirus pandemic, expand health insurance to all Moroccans, increase teacher salaries and provide a guaranteed pension for the elderly.
More to follow.

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