Morocco: First Femal Mayor Loses her Seat

The View from Fez reports on how 33-year-old Fatima Zahra Mansouri lost her council seat as the first female mayor of the city of Marrakesh, after a controversial administrative court ruling disallowed the vote on the basis of alleged irregularities. “Mansouri's Party for Authenticity and Modernity (PAM), which swept the local elections last month, said in a statement that a 48-hour strike had been called to ‘protest the plot against the democratic process,'” reports the blogger.

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