Islamists Win Majority in Moroccon Elections

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An Islamist party has won the majority of the parliamentary elections in the north African country of Morocco - one of the latest victories by Islamists in the Middle East.

The Justice and Development Party took almost twice as many seats as the second place finisher.

Political analysts say they won a majority through a combination of good organization and not being too much of a threat to Morocco's all-powerful king.

Now the king will have to pick the next prime minister from the ruling party who will then have to form a government representing the dozen parties in Morocco's parliament.

Islamist parties have been the biggest winners since the new freedoms brought about by the Arab Spring uprisings.

Although the protests in Morocco didn't bring down the government, it did force the king to modify the constitution to give the next parliament and prime minister more power and held early elections.

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