Rabat : The moderate Islamist Justice & Development Party (PJD) has won the Parlimentary elections. The PJD has won a total of 80 seats in the 395-seats assembly. The Interior Minister Taib Cherkaoui told the media in a news conference that this result would make it the largest party and give it the right to lead a government.
The poll is a part of reforms which King Mohammad VI hopes will defuse protests prompted by the Arab Spring. But the king still has the final say on issues of defence, security and religion.
The leader of PJD Abdelilah Benkirane thank the Moroccan peoples who voted his party. Mr Benkirane had earlier predicted his party would win 90-100 seats.
Under a new constitution adopted in July, King Mohamed VI must now appoint the prime minister from the party which wins the most seats, rather than naming whomever he pleases.