Recent film for Casablanca and villages in the High Atlas, Morocco, shows the scene for the North African monarchy's forthcoming local Government elections - first ever to be held in this country.
LV. Main street in Casablanca.
LV. Town Hall.
LV. Main street.
LV. Road out of Casablanca.
GV. High Atlas.
SV. Mountain road.
LTV. Village market.
SCU. Horse in stable.
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Background: Recent film for Casablanca and villages in the High Atlas, Morocco, shows the scene for the North African monarchy's forthcoming local Government elections - first ever to be held in this country.
King Mohammed V of Morocco dismissed the Government of Premier Abdullah Ibrahim, May 20, this ending a creeping Cabinet crisis which lasted six months. Abdullah Ibrahim, who held his office for 17 months, was the country's fourth Premier in four years of independence from France. Palace officials explained that his Government's mission - to organise the elections due May 29 - was finished.
In a broadcast, May 23, King Mohammed declared: "I have tried so far to give the direction of the government to political parties, but this time it has proved too difficult to do. So before a political basis can be found in the country to back one party or another, I have considered it my duty to run the Government myself with the help of my son, Prince Moulay Hassan."
Retaining the throne while acting as Premier of a new Government - to remain in power until 1962 - King Mohammed has taken on the task of giving his country a democratic Constitution, helping to build up a united North Africa along with the Tunisians and Algerians, and "getting rid of the foreign forces still stationed on our land". There are French, American and Spanish forces in Morocco, manning air and sea bases. Morocco is also pressing for the recovery of territories like Ifni, Rio de Oro, Mauritania, Ceuta and Melilla.