Morocco to hold early vote on November 25th

Morocco says it will hold early parliamentary elections on 25 November, as the Arab world’s longest-serving monarchy pursues reforms in response to protests inspired by the Arab Spring.

The elections “will take place on Friday, 25 November under the terms of consultations with the political parties,” Interior Minister Taieb Cherkaoui was quoted as saying by Moroccan news agency MAP.

Morocco had announced plans on Sunday to hold early parliamentary elections in mid-November, without giving a date.During long negotiations with the interior ministry, officials from some 20 political parties in the north African nation agreed in principle for the election to be held in mid-November.

Voters overwhelmingly approved a package of reforms limiting the powers of King Mohammed VI in a 1 July referendum.

Original article: Time Live http://bit.ly/qHLAgI

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