Pro-establishment party wins Morocco's parliament elections

September 8, 2007 21:42

Voters in Morocco deprived an Islamist party of an expected parliamentary victory, handing it instead to the conservative Istiqlal party, according to preliminary results announced Saturday. In a surprisingly strong showing in Friday's vote, Istiqlal, of the ruling government coalition, had 46 seats in the 325-seat lower house of parliament, Interior Minister Mohamed Benaissa said. The Islam-inspired Justice and Development Party or PJD, whose growing strength in recent years had worried its secular rivals, had just 40 seats.

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