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Five things to know about the elections in Morocco

This September 8, nearly 18 million Moroccans will go to the polls for legislative, municipal and regional elections, a “three in one” day to increase the turnout, which had capped at 43% during the 2016 legislative elections. The Justice and Development Party (PJD, moderate Islamist) is hoping for a third term as head of government. Weakened Islamist Party, electoral quotient, breakdown of programs, The World Africa asked two observers of Moroccan political life to explain the stakes of these elections. Mustapha Sehimi is a political scientist and Abou Bakr Jamaï, professor of international relations at the American University Institute (IAU College) in Aix-en-Provence.

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