Moroccan voting in referendum
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Morocco constitution changes approved

Moroccans have overwhelmingly approved constitutional reforms put forward by King Mohammed VI, early results have suggested.

The changes, inspired by protests taking a lead from the "Arab Spring", mean executive powers would rest with a prime minister, while allowing the king to remain head of the military, religious authorities and judiciary.

With almost all the ballots counted, 98.5% of people had voted in favour of the reforms, Interior Minister Taib Cherkaoui said.

Jessy Elmurr reports from Rabat.

  • 02 Jul 2011