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Date of posting : October 10, 2016

Parliamentary Elections: High Turnout in Southern Provinces

A high turnout was recorded in Morocco’s southern provinces in Friday’s parliamentary elections as in the previous elections, local authorities said.

In some of the districts of Morocco’s southern provinces, voter turnout exceeded 76%, which shows the determination of the population of these regions to contribute to the democratic process in the Kingdom.

The turnout stood at 76.71% in Aousserd, 75.94% in Tarfaya, 64.30% in Boujdour, 62% in Smara, 57.21% in Laayoune, 49% in Tan Tan and 43.57% in Guelmim.

In Laayoune, massive influx of voters was confirmed by national and international observers.

One of the observers, Belgian Karongozi Andre Martin described as “very good” the atmosphere in Laayoune’s polling stations.

“The voting process took place in good conditions without any incidents,” he told MAP.

“We realized that everyone was pleased to vote,” he added.