Morocco Forms New Government

Morocco’s King Mohammed VI formed a new government on Thursday following the country’s September election.

Billionaire tycoon Aziz Akhannouch from the liberal National Rally of Independents (RNI), which won most seats in the election, will lead the new government

The RNI party formed a coalition with the liberal Authenticity and Modernity Party (PAM) and the conservative Istiqlal (Independence) parties. 

All three parties won a combined 270 seats in the parliament, more than the 198 majority number needed to pass legislation.

In a press conference on Thursday, Akhannouch said the new cabinet will “be a government of actions and results” and “will work to address major issues that arise.”

“The new government is united and combines skills,” Akhannouch added.

King Mohammed chaired the new government’s appointment ceremony with his Chamberlain Sidi Mohammed El Alaoui in attendance.

King Mohammed named 24 ministers, including seven women in government positions.

The appointment of the new government came one day ahead of Moroccan’s parliament legislative year opening.

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