Morocco opposition head Benkirane calls for early elections

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The leader of Morocco’s largest opposition party on Saturday called for early parliamentary elections as the government had “lost the people’s trust.” “The problem today is that we live under…a government that no longer enjoys the confidence of society and the people,” said Abdelilah Benkirane, who heads the Islamist Justice and Development Party (PJD) and is a former prime minister. He made his comments during a regular session of the PJD’s national council in the coastal city of Bouznika. “The Kingdom of Morocco today has nothing to fear. It can run the elections at a time when it deems it r…

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