“We hope to succeed these consultations together,” Benkirane told the press following the audience granted to him by HM King Mohammed VI at the Royal Palace in Casablanca.
“HM the King has once again appointed me to head the government and I hope that I will succeed in this mission,” Benkirane added.
The Justice and Development Party (PJD) won 125 seats in the parliamentary elections, held last Friday.
According to final results, the PJD won 98 seats in local constituencies (LC) and 27 other seats at the national constituency level (NCL), followed by the Authenticity and Modernity Party (PAM) by 102 seats (81 in LC and 21 at the NCL).
This is the first time in a row that King Mohammed VI entrusts Abdelilah Benkriane with the mission to form a new government. Benkiane was tasked to form a first coalition government after his party secured the first spot in the 2011 elections.