Libya’s Freeing of Nurses Did Not Play Well in Maghreb

RABAT, Morocco — Getting people on the streets and in the cafés to talk about today’s elections in Rabat has been difficult. Nobody seems to have strong opinions about the candidates; and fewer than I expected planned to go to the polls. Perhaps it is the fact that true power rest with the king, no matter what the parliament looks like. Suprisingly though, about half of the people I talked with over the past couple of days here have been very eager to talk about politics in Libya. It seems that the freeing of the Belgian nurses did notplay well […]

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