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    Pro-royalist independents have emerged as the victorious party, as expected, in Morocco's general elections, when, with only 20 results to be announced, they had won 75 out of 156 seats.

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    Pro-royalist independents have emerged as the victorious party, as expected, in Morocco's general elections, when, with only 20 results to be announced, they had won 75 out of 156 seats.

    SYNOPSIS: A heavy turnout was reported at the polls on Friday (3 June), when 83 per cent of the electorate turned out to elect two-thirds of the members of the 264-seat Chamber of Representatives. The elections were intended by Morocco's ruler, King Hassan to return the country to parliamentary democracy. It was the country's first general election since 1970.

    The main opposition party, the old guard Istiqlal Party, stood second with 35 seats, while the second major opposition group, the leftist Union Socialiste des Forces Populaire (USFP) had won only 13 seats according to the Interior Ministry.

    Rural-based parties, like the independents staunch supporters of King Hassan, had picked up 32 seats. Premier Ahmed Osman was among independents elected, while the USFP leader Abderrahim Bouabdi was beaten by an independent. Altogether more than 1,000 candidates contested the elections.

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    Film ID:
    VLVA403VSXGRF2RVWDJFQK0YXESMJ
    Media URN:
    VLVA403VSXGRF2RVWDJFQK0YXESMJ
    Group:
    Reuters - Source to be Verified
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    04/06/1977
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Colour
    Duration:
    00:01:04:00
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    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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