November 27th, 2011
04:34 PM ET

Islamists claim election advantage in Morocco

A moderate Islamist party claimed victory in Morocco's first parliamentary elections since constitutional reforms this summer.

The Justice and Development Party (PJD) won 107 of the 395 seats, Interior Minister Taib Cherkaoui said Sunday.

The next biggest winner was the Istiqlal Party, also known as the Independence Party, with 60 seats, the Interior Ministry's website reported.

The number of parties involved in Morocco's multi-party system means it was unlikely a single party would win a majority of the seats, so a coalition government would have to be formed.

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  1. Radar

    It would be nice to find some friends on the blogs ,,,

    November 27, 2011 at 11:51 pm | Report abuse |
  2. bobcat (in a hat)

    Here's a hint Radar. Try talking nice to people and quit calling people names when you don't know who they are or what their blogging style is and you just might be amazed at the friends you can find here.

    November 28, 2011 at 12:04 am | Report abuse |
  3. banasy©

    The Sandman is calling my name.
    Night, all.

    November 28, 2011 at 12:14 am | Report abuse |
  4. bobcat (in a hat)

    Night banasy. I'm heading home soon too.

    November 28, 2011 at 12:16 am | Report abuse |
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