Rabat, Morocco (TMT)- Morocco’s Ministry of Interior said in a communiqué that the voter turnout for the 2016 legislative elections, the second since king Mohammed VI introduced limited constitutional reforms after the Arab Spring uprising, hovers around 43 percent.
The figures represent a decrease by two percent from 2011.
Various Moroccans disputed the numbers on social media platforms, hinting that the Ministry of Interior inflated the numbers.
“Those numbers were inflated. The real turnout would not go over 25%,” one Moroccan said on Facebook.
Morocco’s record turnout stands at 51.6 percent, recorded in 2002.
It is worth reminding that Morocco traditionally suffers from low voter turnout.
The Moroccan Times.