Gulfnews: Morocco's government loses majority in parliament

Gulfnews: Morocco's government loses majority in parliament
Makhzen machinations: King's right-hand man Fouad Ali al-Himma makes his PAM party the backbone of the ruling coalition, withdraws support to oust the abominably bad PM Abbas al-Fassi. Not a bad thing in itself, but a sign that politics in Morocco are more than ever about palace politics than genuine democracy.

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Issandr El Amrani is a Cairo-based writer and consultant. His reporting and commentary on the Middle East and North Africa has appeared in The Economist, London Review of Books, Financial Times, The National, The Guardian, Time and other publications. He also publishes one of the longest-running blog in the region, www.arabist.net.