Morocco’s King Mohammed VI unveils new government

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Morocco’s King Mohammed VI on Thursday named a new government, led by billionaire tycoon Aziz Akhannouch whose National Rally of Independents (RNI) trounced incumbent Islamists in elections last month. The 24-member cabinet including seven women is largely made up of technocrats, with foreign affairs minister Nasser Bourita keeping his role. The monarch “led a ceremony… at the royal palace in Fez, appointing the members of the new government,” the palace said in a statement. The list of ministers included members of the liberal RNI and the election runner-up the Authenticity and Modernity Pa…

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