Moroccan prime minister agrees to form coalition government with five other parties

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Posted: Mar 25, 2017 5:00 PM

RABAT (Reuters) - Morocco's Prime Minster Saad Eddine El Othmani said on Saturday he had agreed to form a coalition government with five other parties, breaking nearly six months of post-election deadlock.

Othmani, from the Islamist Justice and Development Party (PJD), was appointed as premier last week by Morocco's King Mohammed VI. He replaced PJD leader Abdelilah Benkirane, whose efforts to form a government following October elections had been frustrated.

(Reporting by Samia Errazzouki; Writing by Aidan Lewis; Editing by Gareth Jones)