Moroccan King Replaces Prime Minister
King Mohammed VI of Morocco
King Mohammed VI of Morocco has announced that he's replacing the country's prime minister, following a failure to form a coalition government.
A statement from the royal palace said that in order to break the current political deadlock, the king would appoint another member of the leading party - the PJD - as prime minister, replacing Abdelilah Benkirane. The PJD won the most seats in parliamentary elections in October 2016.
It has failed to form a coalition despite five months of negotiations - the longest time Morocco has been without a government in recent history.