S.Korea welcomes Moroccan constitutional reform

15:37, July 07, 2011      

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South Korea on Thursday welcomed Morocco's recent constitutional reforms designed to weaken the king's power and empower the government.

The referendum on the constitutional reforms earlier this month garnered overwhelming support of the Moroccans.

"The government highly evaluates reform measures by King Mohammed VI," the foreign ministry said in a statement. "We expect aspirations of the Moroccans will be realized through a process involving a general election."

The referendum, reportedly approved by 98 percent of voters, came after a series of street protests by young Moroccans.

Calling the referendum "a model for political progress through a democratic and peaceful process," the foreign ministry in Seoul voiced hope the measures would contribute to achieving stability in the Middle East rocked by mass uprisings.

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