Morroco to hold snap elections

Aug. 16, 2011, midnight

Morocco’s government on Tuesday announced it would hold parliamentary elections on November 25, ten months ahead of schedule. Some opposition parties criticized the move, saying it gives them little time to organize. In July, Moroccan voters overwhelmingly approved a referendum to amend the constitution, limiting the power of the monarch. King MOHAMMED VI stated he wanted to hold the election early so the country could implement the reforms of the new constitution.

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