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The last parliamentary elections, in 2007, were marred by a low turnout rate of just 37 percent.

This year, several political parties as well as the youth-driven pro-democracy February 20 movement are calling for a boycott, claiming the system is rigged.

Morocco’s leaders “want the PJD to do well because it will give credibility to the elections, particularly because it is one of the only credible parties still participating,” said political analyst Maati Monjib.

Unlike in 2007, there is no campaign against the Islamists in the state-dominated press and instead there are just calls for everyone to vote.