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Dörthe Engelcke

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The Ongoing, Steady Gains of Morocco's Islamist Party

[Image of leaders from the Party of Justice and Development celebrating their wins in the 2011 parliamentary elections. Image from Wikimedia Commons]

Moroccans took to the polls on 4 September to vote in the first local elections since 2009. A total of about one hundred forty thousand candidates competed for around thirty-two thousand seats. These local elections were the first to take place after the new constitution in 2011, which the monarch effectively used as a way to steal the 20 February Movement’s thunder and calm the protests by seemingly giving in to some of the protestors’ demands. The new constitution and the ...

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Dörthe Engelcke

 

Dörthe Engelcke received her PhD in Middle East Studies from the University of Oxford, St Antony’s College, in 2015. For the academic year 2014/2015 she was a visiting scholar at the Islamic Legal Studies Program at Harvard Law School.