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Morocco Newsmaker

Moroccans have overwhelmingly approved the constitutional reforms that King Mohammed VI says will bring democratic reform to his country. Moroccan officials said 98 percent of voters voted to approve the new constitution, with a stunning 72 percent of the 13 million registered voters casting a ballot.

King Mohammed announced his proposed reforms last month.Reporter Cecily Hilleary sat down with Moroccan Ambassador to the US Aziz Mekouar about its constitutional referendum and the case of jailed journalist Rachid Nini.

Cecily Hilleary

Cecily began her reporting career in the 1990s, covering US Middle East policy for Dubai-TV English. She has lived and/or worked in the Middle East, North Africa and Gulf regions, consulting and producing for several regional radio and television networks and production houses, including MBC, Al-Arabiya, the former Emirates Media Incorporated and Al-Ikhbaria. She brings to VOA and MEV a keen understanding of the region's top social, cultural and political issues.

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