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Morocco’s ruling Islamist party won most of the country’s key cities during Friday’s local elections, further expanding its reach after four years of leading a coalition government that undertook major fiscal reforms.

The Justice and Development Party, known by its French acronym PJD, came to power on an anticorruption ticket in 2011, tapping into a desire for greater freedom when Arab Spring protests forced King Mohammed to devolve some royal powers.

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