Rabat - The Party of Modernity and Authenticity (PAM) secured the first sport at Morocco’s municipal elections held on Friday across the country.
Rabat – The Party of Modernity and Authenticity (PAM) secured the first sport at Morocco’s municipal elections held on Friday across the country.
The Istiqlal Party (PI)came second , while the Justice and Development Party (PJD) came in third, according to the final results of Municipal and Regional Elections, announced by the Minister of the Interior on Saturday.
A statement by the Minister of the Interior, released on Saturday, revealed that the Justice and Development Party (PJD) trailed in behind PAM and the Istiqlal party, although it dominated urban areas across Morocco.
PAM took 21.12% of the votes with 6,655 seats, while the Istiqlal Party obtained 5,106 seats, representing 16.22% of the total. The two parties won the most seats in Morocco’s countryside.
The Justice and Development Party, the leader of the coalition government, on the other hand, came in third behind PAM and Istiqlal Party, with 5,021 seats (15.94%).
The PJD dominated major metropolitan areas across Morocco, winning control of councils in the main cities of Casablanca, Tangier, Rabat, Fez and Agadir — as reflection of its strong urban base.
The National Rally of Independent Party (RNI) landed fourth with 4,408 seats (13.99%), followed by the Popular Movement Party (MP) with 3,007 seats (9.54%).
The Socialist Union of Popular Forces (USFP) took 2,656 seats (8.43%) ahead of the Party of Progress and Socialism (PPS) with 1,766 (5.61%), and the Constitutional Union (UC) obtained 1,489 seats (4.73%).
The Ministry of the Interior pointed out that voter turnout was 52%, nearly the same as in the last local elections in 2009.
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