King appoints Akhannouch of RNI party Prime Minister

King Mohammed VI appointed the winner in 2021 parliamentary election Aziz Akhannouch as Prime Minister and tasked him of forming a new government.
RNI won 102 seats followed by PAM with 86 and Istiqlal party with 81 seats.
The PJD party came eighth with only 13 seats, reflecting a resounding electoral defeat from 125 seats in 2016.
Following the resounding defeat, the PJD leaders resigned collectively from the general secretariat including Saad Dine El Otmani.
In his first public appearance since results were announced, Akhannouch said he will implement an ambitious social and economic reform program in implementation of Royal vision.
He welcomed the high turnout rate which was a “victory for democracy.”
Akhannouch said that talks to form a coalition will be on the basis of his party’s program which aims to improve health sector, education and spur economic recovery.

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