Morocco’s king is destroying hope for democracy

By Ahmed Benchemsi, Thursday 30 June 2011

With the protest movement weakened, King Mohammed VI is forcing constitutional change and retaining absolute power
“This is my way: I invite unto Allah with sure knowledge, I and whoever follows me.”
It was with this these words, quoted from the Qur’an, that King Mohammed VI ended his speech on 17 June, urging Morocco’s people to vote for his new constitution project in a referendum to be held on 1 July.