Morocco's women fighting for power - 07 Sep 07





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Published on Sep 7, 2007

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On the campaign trail in Casablanca, Maguy Kakon is the new face of a small liberal party in Morocco's legislative elections. She is the first woman from the Jewish faith to head its national women's list for the parliamentary elections, in a first for this overwhelmingly Sunni Muslim North African country. Meanwhile, Bassima Hakkawi urges her supporters to vote for her party, the Muslim-rooted PJD. She says in Islam she found the best remedies to the problems her country faces. Together they represnet just two of the women hoping to win seats in the country's new parliament. Hashem Ahelbarra reports from Morocco's largest city, Casablanca

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