Sept. 8 Elections: EU Highlights High Voter Turnout

The European Union (EU) said Saturday that it has followed “with great interest” Morocco’s general elections, highlighting “the high voter turnout.” “The EU has followed the national, regional and local elections in Morocco with great interest and took note of the high voter turnout,” EU spokesman Peter Stano told MAP. “The EU looks forward to working with the new Moroccan government to further strengthen our Euro-Moroccan partnership for shared prosperity in all areas of interest and in line with the 2019 Joint Declaration,” the EU spokesperson added. The EU High Representative for Foreign Affairs and Security Policy Josep Borrell “has spoken with the Minister of Foreign Affairs Nasser Bourita to discuss topics of mutual interest, including elections, he noted. Morocco held, on Wednesday, general elections (legislative, communal and regional) marked by a voter turnout of 50.35% nationwide. With a turnout of 66.94% in Laâyoune-Sakia El Hamra, 63.76% in Guelmim-Oued Noun and 58.30% in Dakhla-Oued Eddahab, these three regions of the southern provinces of the Kingdom greatly exceed the national turnout of 50.18% recorded during these elections.