Morocco king names new govt

2013-10-10 22:25
Morocco's King Mohammed VI  gives a speech before a State dinner at the king's Palace in Casablanca.  (Abdeijalil Bounhar, AFP)

Morocco's King Mohammed VI gives a speech before a State dinner at the king's Palace in Casablanca. (Abdeijalil Bounhar, AFP)

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Rabat - Morocco's King Mohamed VI appointed a new Islamist-led government on Thursday ending a months-long crisis triggered by the defection of a key coalition partner, a minister told AFP.

The king "has just appointed the new government" at a ceremony at the palace in Rabat, said Justice Minister Mustafa Ramid, a member of the moderate Islamist Justice and Development Party whose leader, Abdelila Benkirane, remains prime minister.

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