The next elections, a turning point in the consolidation of the democratic edifice

The next elections will be a turning point in the process of consolidating the democratic edifice in Morocco, said on Wednesday in Rabat, representatives of parliamentary groups and groupings in the House of Representatives. These deadlines constitute an important opportunity to breathe new political life into the pursuit of the major structural, political, economic and social reforms launched in recent years in Morocco, said the parliamentarians, during a meeting of the Interior Committee. , local authorities and city policy, held in the presence of the Minister of the Interior, Abdelouafi Laftit, and devoted to the discussion of bills governing the electoral system. The deputies also praised the regularity of the holding of the elections, the participatory approach adopted vis-à-vis political parties and the consultations undertaken on the subject of electoral laws. In this sense, the president of the Socialist Group, Chokrane Amam, insisted on the importance of the credibility of the operation and of the political discourse, stressing the role of political parties, whose discourse should be based on programs and projects. elections and their vision of the Morocco of tomorrow. The deputy noted the prominent presence of young people in Parliament, particularly in the work of committees, noting that the widening of cases of conflict of interest will provide answers about women and young people and allow the deputy to better accomplish his missions. , namely legislation and control of government action. As for the president of the Justice and Development Party group, Mustapha Ibrahimi, he insisted on national mobilization in order to succeed in the various electoral deadlines and to strengthen citizens’ confidence in elected institutions. In addition, the deputy noted that “no country in the world calculates the electoral quotient on the basis of the registered voters”, considering that “the adoption of this mechanism is” contrary to the constitutional provisions, to the sound electoral logic and the best comparative experiences “. Highlighting the qualitative contribution of young people within the House of Representatives, Mr. Ibrahimi noted that” the regional list stipulated by Bill 04.21 is likely to limit the chances of young people to access the Chamber “.” Thus, the group of the justice and development party pleads for the maintenance of the representation of young people within the House of Representatives, through the national or regional list, “a he maintained, estimating, on the other hand, that the case of conflict of interest should also concern the presidents of prefectural and provincial councils and not only communities of more than 300,000 inhabitants. For his part, Abdellatif Oua hbi, deputy of the Authenticity and Modernity Party (PAM), called for widening the cases of conflict of interest to also cover the presidents of districts of more than 300,000 inhabitants and the ministers, indicating that the party will propose an amendment in view prevent women parliamentarians who are candidates for the national list from running through regional lists, the aim being to give other women the opportunity to participate in the political operation. In addition, Mr. Ouahbi indicated that his party believes that young people should learn about political action from local authorities and provincial councils in order to interact with issues of interest to citizens’ aspirations, hence the idea of ​​canceling the youth list. For his part, the representative of the constitutional assembly group, Mustapha Baytas, stressed that political governance implies the widening of cases of conflict of interest, given the difficulty of simultaneously exercising the function of parliamentarian and d ” ensure the management of public affairs with all its problems and difficulties. The establishment of regional legislative constituencies is an unprecedented step, which is to be attributed to the Moroccan democratic and political experience, he said, explaining that these constituencies are compatible with the Kingdom’s trends in terms of regionalization. and respond to the issue of the role of local elites in regional development. Welcoming the contributions of the bills in terms of strengthening the presence of women in elected institutions, Mr. Baytas insisted on the performance of young deputies and their impact in terms of control, legislation and diplomatic initiatives, in addition to new intermediation missions with young categories. In the same vein, the president of the istiqlalien group of unity and egalitarianism, Noureddine Mediane, insisted on strengthening the representation of competent women, stressing that statistics at the level of Parliament reveal the significant presence of women in the different aspects of legislative action. The deputy called for the strengthening of this principle with a view to achieving equity, without this being to the detriment of young people, who have made a very significant contribution to Parliament. As a result, the list of young people cannot be abandoned, he continued, calling for formulas to be found to strengthen their presence as well as that of the diaspora. The president of the group of the popular movement, Mohamed Moubdii, welcomed the contributions of the draft electoral laws, in particular the regional list which strengthens the presence of women and offers the opportunity for regional competences to ensure the management of the local, provincial thing. , prefectural and regional. The cases of conflict of interest provided for by the draft laws are likely to give the opportunity to new elites who can get involved in political and electoral action, he noted, calling for the cases to be broadened. conflict of interest to cover the Provincial Councils and innovate formulas to strengthen the participation of the diaspora in the development of the Kingdom. For her part, Aïcha Lablaq, president of the parliamentary grouping of progress and socialism called for making the next electoral deadlines a stage to give a new democratic breath, welcoming the novelties brought by the organic laws governing the elections, in particular the amendments relating to the expansion of cases of conflict of interest and moralization. She also considered that the promotion of the representation of women within elected Councils is an approach with a strong symbolic charge, explaining that the regional list offers more opportunities for women to access the Chamber. In addition, the deputy called for innovating means and devices guaranteeing the strengthening of the participation of young people.