Arab news / Afp: Islamists suffer a crushing defeat by the liberal parties voting in Morocco
* The Justice and Development Party saw its support drop from 125 seats in the outgoing assembly to just 12
* The Istiqlal (Independence) party, Morocco’s oldest, made a notable comeback, adding 32 seats
RABAT: According to interim results announced on Thursday, Morocco’s longtime Islamists suffered a crushing defeat in parliamentary elections against the liberal parties seen as close to the palace.
The Justice and Development Party (PJD), which led the ruling coalition for a decade, saw its support plummet from 125 seats in the outgoing assembly to just 12, Interior Minister Abdelouafi Laftit said during a meeting. press conference after Wednesday’s polls.
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