Jewish Woman To Stand For Parliament In Morocco

A Moroccan Jewish woman, Maggie Cacoun, is to head the women’s list of the Al-Wast Al-Aghtama’i party in the upcoming parliamentary elections in Morocco.

Cacoun, who defines herself as a “nationalist Moroccan,” said that she does not want her religion to be the main issue in her candidacy.

The party’s secretary-general said that Cacoun’s candidacy was “an opening for Jews as a fundamental element among the elements of the Moroccan identity.”

Another Jew, Joseph Levy, is currently the party’s deputy secretary-general.

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