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Friday, June 17, 2011

The King's Speech

King Muhammad VI of Morocco has announced the constiutional reforms he promised in March, which would strengthen the Parliament and make the Prime Minister more responsible, and would also make Tamazight (Berber) an official language alongside Arabic. The proposals will be put to a referendum July 1.

Some reformers are skeptical about whether the reforms will go far enough. What actually happens once they are implemented will determine whether Morocco truly becomes a constitutional monarchy.

It's the Father's Day weekend and I'm planning on spending my time fathering. Have a good weekend.

1 comment:

Arnold said...

Hope and change?