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September 13, 1996
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Morocco votes to restructure government
RABT, Morocco (CNN) -- Moroccans voted overwhelmingly Friday
for constitutional reforms proposed by King Hassan II to give
the country a powerful new upper house of parliament, a move
that is expected to bolster regional representation.
The changes, passed by more than 99 percent of the 12 million
voters, will revise the 1992 constitution and lead to the
dissolution of the existing 333-seat parliament. It will be
replaced by an upper house and a lower house.
The upper house will have power to force a no-confidence vote
in the government.
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