New Moroccan prime minister forms government, ending five-month crisis
Morocco’s new Prime Minister Saadeddine El Othmani has succeeded in building a governing coalition, ending a five-month political deadlock after just eight days in office.
The Islamist PJD won parliamentary elections in October but didn’t win enough seats to govern alone.
El Othmani’s predecessor failed to build a coalition and alienated potential partners.
The protracted crisis was hurting the economy and Morocco’s image, and the king fired him this month in an unusual intervention.