Islamists, liberals face off in Morocco’s parliamentary elections

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Islamists, liberals face off in Morocco’s parliamentary elections

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Morocco’s almost 16 million registered voters are readying for the country’s election on Friday. Two main parties are leading in the polls: the Justice and Democracy Party (PJD), which has led a coalition government since 2011, and the Authenticity and Modernity Party (PAM), which is battling the rise of religious fundamentalism. FRANCE24 takes a closer look at these two rival parties, which embody two halves of a divided society, where King Mohammed VI still wields considerable power.
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Report by Patrick Lovett, Aline Schmidt and Claire Pryde.

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