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80 women elected MPs in Morocco's parliament
Last Updated: 2016-10-13 11:05 | Xinhua
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A total of 80 women have been elected as MPs following Friday's parliamentary elections in Morocco, local media reported on Wednesday.

The Moroccan daily Assabah said 60 women MPs have been elected from the national lists, while another 20 secured their seats after competing in local and youth lists.

While the number of women MPs has increased from 67 to 80, it is still below the aspirations of feminist movement in the country, the source noted.

The PJD led Friday's polls, securing 125 seats out of 395, whereas its main rival PAM won 102 seats, and the Istiqlal party took 46.

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