Rabat - After about a year of a less-than-clean campaign, election results have confirmed most expectations. The two competing favorites both greatly outscored the third and the other twenty-six, more than half of which did not even qualify one candidate. The party scoring highest, the Party for Justice and Development, known as PJD, gained 129 seats, while the second, the Modernity and Authenticity Party (PAM) doubled its former performance to make 103.

Abdellatif Zaki is a professor of Languages and Communication at Institut Agronomique et Vétérinaire Hassan II, Rabat, Morocco.