Morocco’s three biggest winners of this month’s parliamentary election, the liberal RNI and PAM parties and the conservative Istiqlal, had agreed to form a new cabinet, Morocco’s designated Prime Minister, Aziz Akhannouch, said on Wednesday.
Akhannouch, the leader of RNI had been designated by King Mohammed on September 10 to form a new government after his party came first in the election, taking 102 of the 395 seats in parliament.
The moderate Islamist PJD party, which had been the largest in the previous two elections crashed to a heavy defeat and said it would join the opposition together with leftist parties.
The three parties would together command a comfortable majority, holding 270 seats compared to the 198 needed to pass legislation.
Akhannouch said all three parties shared a common platform in focusing on economic and social reforms.
Akhannouch must clear with the king, who has the ultimate say on all major issues before the announcement of the cabinet line-up.