Morocco Islamist party wants education influence

August 9, 2007 00:22

The head of the Islamist party set to dominate Morocco's parliamentary elections next month says it wants a bigger role in educating Morocco's youth as it tries to change values in the moderate Muslim nation. But despite its electoral strength, the Justice and Development Party, which calls for a return to Islamic values, will face opposition from Morocco's secular king and government. If victorious, the party will seek to streamline Morocco's public administration, root corruption out of its courts and improve education, Saadeddine Othmani, the party's leader, said in an interview Wednesday. "We will win - no question about it," he said.

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