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Demonstrations have been called in Morocco today to protest against the political reforms announced by King Mohammed VI.

Several opposition figures have said they do not go far enough in the separation of powers, and do not set up a proper constitutional monarchy.

The reformed constitution will shift some powers to government and hold officials more accountable, but the king will retain his grip on security, the army and religion.

The moves by King Mohammed, who heads the Arab world’s longest-serving dynasty, are being closely monitored by Gulf Arab monarchies which have so far dodged calls at home for reforms and are concerned the Moroccan model may raise expectations in their countries.