Islamic Justice and Development party leader Abdelilah Bekirane is Morroco’s new PM

Q.  Who has been appointed as Morocco’s new PM on 10th Oct 2016?
- Published on 12 Oct 16

a. Abdelilah Bekirane
b. Sabdelilah Bekirane
c. Abdelilah Mekirane
d. Abdelilah Chekirane

ANSWER: Abdelilah Bekirane
 
Islamic Justice and Development party leader Abdelilah Bekirane is Morroco’s new PMAbdelilah Bekirane, leader of the Moroccan Islamic Justice and Development Party was appointed as the new PM of the country on 10th Oct 2016
  • This marks his second term as PM of Morocco
  • Mohammad VI, king of Morocco made the announcement after his PJD party emerged with the mot number of seats in the 395 seat lower house
  • In the election held on 7th Oct 2016, Abdelilah Bekirane leading the PJD party won 125 seats. The PJD party has been in coalition government since 2011
  • The opposition Authenticity and Modernity Party came second with 102 seats
  • Country’s oldest party Istiqlal stood third with 46 seats
  • Abdelilah Bekirane has been serving as PM of the nation since Nov 2011
  • PJD will now reach out to other parties to form a coalition government
  • This is because the multi-party system in the kingdom makes it difficult for any political party to get an absolute majority
  • Of the 395 members of the lower house, 305 were elected in multi-seat constituencies from electoral lists put together by the parties
  • 60 of the remaining 90 seats are reserved for national list of women and rest 30 seats are for candidates under 35 years of age

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