The Moroccan Ministry of Interior announced the final results of the general elections held in the country in a written statement on Friday.
According to the ministry’s statement, the National Rally of Independents (RNI) won the elections with 102 seats, while the Authenticity and Modernity Party (PAM) took second place with 86 seats, and the Istiqlal Party took third place with 81 seats.
The Socialist Union, which managed to send 35 deputies to the parliament, ranked fourth, the Popular Movement with 29 deputies ranked fifth, and Progress and Socialism, which won 21 seats, ranked sixth.
While the Constitutional Union Party, which obtained 18 seats in the parliament, was in seventh place, the Justice and Development Party (PJD), the largest partner of the government, which won 125 deputies in the 2016 elections, fell to eighth place with 13 seats. According to the Ministry of Interior’s statement, other parties shared the remaining 10 seats.
In the Moroccan elections, the leader of the outgoing governing coalition, the PJD, unexpectedly lost more than 90 percent of its seats in parliament, while the RNI achieved nearly three times more seats than in the previous elections, according to unofficial results.
The results of the 395-seat parliamentary elections in the country determine the party that will take on the task of forming the government that will serve for the next 5 years.