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Moroccan King, Vote Winner Hold Government Talks, Al Yaoum Says

November 29, 2011

Nov. 29 (Bloomberg) -- Morocco’s King Mohammed VI summoned the head of the country’s main Islamist party for talks over forming a new government following its victory in the Nov. 25 elections, the daily paper Akhbar Al Yaoum reported today.

Abdelilah Benkirane, head of the Islamist Justice and Development Party, which won the biggest bloc of seats in parliamentary elections, will meet the king in the central town of Midelt, the paper said.

--Editors: James Hertling, Heather Langan

To contact the reporters on this story: Aida Alami in Rabat, Morocco, at aalami2@bloomberg.net.

To contact the editor responsible for this story: Andrew J. Barden at barden@bloomberg.net.


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