RABAT, Morocco — A moderate Islamist party achieved major gains in
Morocco’s parliamentary election, according to final returns announced
by the government on Sunday, giving it the right to lead a coalition
government. King Mohammed VI is now expected to choose a prime minister from the party, Justice and Development.
The election on Friday was the first under a new Constitution, which the
king drafted in response to calls for more democracy inspired by the
Arab Spring revolts.
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