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Morocco shifts government

Aziz Akhannouch, Karmenu Vella

Friday, 10 September 2021, Fes, Kingdom of Morocco: His Sharifan Majesty King Mohammed VI charged renowned businessman, and hitherto Minister of Agriculture, Fisheries, Rural Development, Water and Forests, Aziz Akhannouch with the task to form a novel government with himself serving in the position as prime minister. 

Akhannouch led his National Rally of Independents to a landslide victory in the latest general and municipal elections in Morocco; thus unseating Saadeddine Othmani and his Justice and Development Party, in power since 2011. 

The National Rally of Independents won 102 out of 395 mandates in Parliament. In the municipal elections it gained 9,995 out of 31,503 possible offices as well as 196 out of 678 votes in the regional ballots. 

Aziz Akhannouch has served in the Moroccan government since 2007. Additionally he is known as CEO of Akwa Group S.A., which manages assets and businesses in the fields of oil and gas, tourism, real estate as well as telecommunications. 

For further information 
Royal Moroccan Government:  https://www.cg.gov.ma/fr

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