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Friday, March 09, 2012

Morocco king announced plans for constitutional reform
Cody Harding at 12:00 AM ET

On March 9, 2011, King Mohammed VI of Morocco announced plans for constitutional reform. In April 2011, Moroccans protested peacefully across the country in support of reform. King Mohammed detailed the proposed changes in June 2011. The reform curbed some of the king's power by granting more autonomy to the country's prime minster. The legislative changes also guaranteed more rights to women and established Berber, an indigenous language, as the country's official language. The revised constitution was approved overwhelmingly in a July 2011 referendum vote. The changes were motivated by the regional "Arab Spring" protests and marked a rare instance of peaceful reform during the regional movement.

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Learn more about Morocco from the JURIST news archive and read commentary on Morocco's constitutional reform from JURIST Guest Columnist Moshe Gershovich in Hotline.

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