Party of Justice and Development on winning Morocco’s legislative elections
PERSISMA, Rabat – Morocco’s Minister of Interior congratulated in the early hours of Saturday morning the Party of Justice and Development on winning Morocco’s legislative elections held on Friday across Morocco.
This came during the press conference that Hassad held on the Ministry of Interior’s headquarters in Rabat to announce the provisional results of the elections.
According to provisional results after counting more than 90 pc of the votes, the Justice and Development Party (PJD) won 99 seats followed by the Authenticity and Modernity Party (PAM) by 80 seats, Interior minister Mohamed Hassad pointed out at a press briefing.
The Istiqlal party (PI) and the National Rally of Independents (RNI) won 31 and 30 seats respectively, while the Popular Movement (MP) won 21 seats, the Constitutional Union (UC) 16 seats, the Socialist Union of Popular Forces (USFP) 14 seats, the Party of Progress and Socialism (PPS) 7 seats, the Democratic and Social Movement (MDS) 3 seats, the Federation of the Democratic Left (FGD) 2 seats and the remaining parties 2 seats.
The parliamentary elections of 07 October 2016 at United were held in serenity. These transparent elections were hailed by international observers. The leaders of national political parties running in these elections were unanimous in stressing the integrity of the ballot. Political parties have shown great democratic maturity. The proper conduct of this democratic exercise and the commitment of the Moroccan people in their success, confirmed the exception of Moroccan model in an uncertain regional environment.
Democratic anchoring of Morocco confirms the Kingdom’s status as genuine pole of stability under the wise conduct of His Majesty the King, may God assist him. The strong participation of the Southern Provinces of the inhabitants in the performance of this national duty, as in previous elections, reflects the commitment of the people of this part of the Kingdom for national unity. The results of the winning party are an expression of the democratic choice made by Moroccans.