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Little change in Moroccan air ANALYSIS 06/22/2011

Wednesday, June 22, 2011

Little change in Moroccan air

ANALYSIS

06/22/2011
PARIS — Moroccan King Mohammed VI’s proposed new Constitution would do little to change the status quo, falling short of expectations raised during the heady early days of the Arab Spring, analysts say.

“In terms of the distribution and architecture of power, this constitution is still far from democratic,” said political scientist Mohamed Madani of Mohammed V University in Rabat.

The touted new constitutional monarchy is “drowned” amid a raft of qualifiers and not backed up by the text, Madani said.

Under the draft Constitution unveiled by the king on Friday, he would remain head of state and the military and still appoint ambassadors and diplomats, while retaining the right to name top officials of unspecified “strategic” administrations.... MORE
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