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Behind the PJD's durability

Behind the PJD's durability.

Driss Maghraoui, Al Akhawayn University, Ifrane, Morocco

Morocco's monarchy preserves its power by maintaining a balance among the country’s 33 political parties, preventing the emergence of a strong party, and further dividing an already fragmented political elite. The author examines how the Justice and Development Party (PJD) has survived and grown in this political environment.