Poll: 45% of young Moroccans do not trust political parties

Kiosk 360. A study shows in figures what everyone already knew. The overwhelming majority of young Moroccans do not trust political parties. According to the conclusions of a study that the daily Assabah presents in its edition of Wednesday, June 30, a poll has just shown that a quarter of those polled are active in the political field, while more than another quarter follow very near political affairs in the country. Summarizing these figures, the researcher Mustapha Taj, author of the said study which serves as a thesis for obtaining a doctorate in public law, estimates that they are 54.7% among the young people surveyed to be interested in or practice , one way or another, politics in Morocco. However, and on the eve of the elections which will take place in the next few months, 30.7 of those polled will each participate according to their political chapel. In other words, the question arises as to why 70% of young Moroccans do not belong to any of the 34 or so parties participating in the elections. Especially since the representative sample chosen, whose age is between 18 and 40 years old, is made up of 1,189 young people living in urban areas and 308 in rural areas, of which 76.5% have a university level, 12.1% a secondary level… and 0.7% a primary level. Regarding the questionnaires, 44.7% of the 1,516 respondents answered that they did not trust political parties, while 63.4% said they did not belong to any political party. The researcher concludes that this situation alone is enough to explain the high abstention rate recorded during the past elections, specifying that young people especially expect an increased role from the State to help them in their studies, through a good system. education, and in entrepreneurship, while 29% put forward the creation of employment positions within the public service. More seriously, adds Assabah, the young people polled very badly judge the next elections, believing that they will not change anything, but will prove once again the abysmal gap between the promises of development and the actions on the ground. Reform is the keyword that comes up among young people: social reform (39.1%), economic reform (28.4), political reform (24%), cultural reform (8.6%). But the priority sectors to be reformed remain education (61.5%), health (15.1%) and employment (13.4%). According to Assabah, this study highlighted certain marginal positions, such as those of the 3% of young people who prefer to act within civil society to participate in the political development of the country, while 12.5% ​​believe that change cannot be done only through the protest in the street. This is refuted by 44% of young people, who believe that political participation is the best way for young people to be part of the country’s development dynamic. Even if 44.7% of young people do not trust political parties, they say that it is because they have not found the “right” party that suits them, do not have time to promote political, or dislike the latter.