Calls for a boycott drowned out by huge campaign to vote for new Morocco constitution

Townhall.com Staff
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Posted: Jun 30, 2011 2:04 PM
RABAT, Morocco — Moroccans are preparing to vote on a new constitution that the king has presented as a wide ranging set of democratic reforms, even as activists maintain it just perpetuates an autocracy.

Like all referendums in this North African country, the measure is likely to pass, buoyed by the king and a massive media campaign.

For weeks, Moroccans have been urged to vote yes, while the few voices from the pro-democracy movement that rocked the country earlier this year have been all but drowned out.