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The king and the constitution
Morocco's Mohammed VI has promised changes as part of a "historic transition" to democracy, but are people buying it?
Last Modified: 19 Jun 2011 09:34

Moroccans have been demanding change since February 20, with increasingly regular and mostly peaceful protests.

The king has reacted to these demands with a number of speeches, but Friday's announcement of constitutional reforms has brought the most reaction.

King Mohammed VI says the changes will turn Morocco from a 400-year-old monarchy into a constitutional one.

But, will it? Is it the change people want? And will it end their months of protests?

Inside Story, with presenter Kamahl Santamaria, discusses with guests: Shahi Hamid, the research director at the Brookings Doha Center; Mustafa El Khalfi from the Mohamed V University in Rabat; and Nabila Ramdani, a journalist on North African affairs.

This episode of Inside Story aired from June 18, 2011.

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