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Moroccan King Calls for ‘Fresh Blood’ to Boost Sluggish Economy

King Mohammed VI

King Mohammed VI

Photographer: Carlos Alvarez/Getty Images 

King Mohammed VI called for a review of Morocco’s growth model and a shake-up of government jobs as he said the $118 billion economy was struggling to meet the demands of all its citizens.

Prime Minister Saad-Eddine El Othmani should propose new appointees for the government and to head some public firms by fall, the king said late Monday in a televised address marking the 20th anniversary of his ascension to the North African nation’s throne.