New coalition government in Morocco receives vote of confidence

The recently-elected coalition government led by Prime Minister Aziz Akhannouch received a vote of confidence of 213 out of 395 deputies in the House of Representatives.

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Rachid Talbi Alami, Speaker of the Moroccan House of Representatives, announced that in a voting held after the parliamentary session, Prime Minister Aziz Akhannouch’s government received a vote of confidence from 213 of the 395 deputies in total.

Noting that 64 deputies expressed a negative opinion about the new coalition government in the voting, Alami stated that one of the deputies abstained from voting.

The National Rally of Independents (RNI), which had 102 deputies in the general elections held on September 8 in Morocco, finished first. The Authenticity and Modernity Party (PAM) was second with 86 deputies, while the Istiqlal Party was third with 81 seats.

RNI leader Aziz Akhannouch announced on September 22 that his party agreed with the PAM and Istiqlal Party to form the new coalition.

Moroccan King Mohammed VI approved the new government led by Aziz Akhannouch on October 7.

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