Morocco's designated premier announces new coalition

King Mohammed designated Akhannouch, the leader of RNI, to form a new government

  
A police officer stands near a Moroccan national flag near the main stadium during preparations for the FIFA Club World Cup in Agadir, December 10, 2013. Image used for illustrative purpose.

A police officer stands near a Moroccan national flag near the main stadium during preparations for the FIFA Club World Cup in Agadir, December 10, 2013. Image used for illustrative purpose.

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RABAT, Sept 22 (Reuters) - Morocco's designated prime minister, Aziz Akhannouch, said on Wednesday the three biggest winners of this month's parliamentary election, the liberal RNI and PAM parties and the conservative Istiqlal, had agreed to form a new cabinet.

King Mohammed on Sept. 10 designated Akhannouch, the leader of RNI, to form a new government after his party came first in the election, taking 102 of the 395 seats in parliament.

(Reporting by Ahmed Eljechtimi, writing by Angus McDowall; Editing by Kevin Liffey) ((angus.mcdowall@thomsonreuters.com; Reuters Messaging: angus.mcdowall.thomsonreuters.com@reuters.net))


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