Moroccans go to the polls to vote on new constitution
1 July 2011<p>Moroccans are today voting in a constitutional referendum that would either approve or reject King Mohammed VI’s proposed constitutional reforms announced in a speech in June. The reforms were designed to restructure the political system, grant new freedoms and contain political grievances from taking the bloody turn that has been witnessed in the wake of the Arab Speing in Egypt, Tunisia, Syria, Bahrain and Yemen. The constitution, if passed, will also allow for the direct election of the Prime Minister, who, until now has been appointed directly by the King (<a title="Morocco votes on constitutional reforms" href="http://edition.cnn.com/2011/WORLD/africa/07/01/morocco.vote.reforms/">CNN</a>).
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