The Akhannouch coalition or the duty of moralization

By Hassan Alaoui A trio of parties steeped in almost the same values, with some nuance, men who, by their profile each, unfold in an unrolled political history of the last forty years; a political field transfigured to the point of making us attach to the model once desired by the late Hassan II of an almost bipolarity of the scene with, in the hollow, a third arbitration force, and, which does not spoil anything at the beginning of the third decade of the century, a people registered in the irreversible change desired by all. In other words, and the massive vote of September 8 confirms it every day, an adherence to the democratic creed. As after each national election, there are discontented people and those who rejoice. The particularity of that of September 8, is to have united in a single act three elections which, of course, did not make the happiness of the PJD, party having reigned during ten long years and that some – and not of the lesser analysts – gave winner once again. One of the characteristics of this campaign and this ballot is that individual concerns have certainly taken precedence over issues of national interest and the country’s major choices. The haggling and even the fiddling that punctuated the problematic procedure of appointing municipal and regional presidents bear witness to this with vigor. So much so that we find ourselves faced with an unprecedented reconfiguration, all the more surprising as it is akin to an upheaval … Because reproduction at the level of local choices towards the national spectrum quite simply means a major sociological shift . The election of the deputies of the 2nd chamber, known as the “Councilors”, will it consolidate this tendency to radicalize change, to a repetitive modus vivendi of the same agreements and the same detente between the same forces now established within the 1st chamber of representatives? As much as the majority will be strong in its structural cohesion, because bringing together three parties around the same base and benefiting from a number of votes that no opposition will be able to beat, as much this one – made up of odds and ends – will accede disunited , scattered, “undressed” at the Cupola …. If one could believe that the USFP, the MP, the PJD, the PPS, the MDS and a few extra forces would some day be tempted to come together to constitute a counter-power, and if need be to resort to the difficult practice of motion of censure, it would certainly be impossible for them to put the government in difficulty. The positions resulting from the ballot, reinforced by the establishment of the tripartite coalition Thursday, September 19 between Akhannouch, Ouahbi and Baraka open a long avenue for this triumvirate which will last, except for major mishap, at least five years. The last few years have seen the RNI, the PAM and the Istiqlal strengthen their foundations, take root in the new sociology which undoubtedly led them to the success of September 8. Above all, they renewed their frameworks and their base. The same years on the other hand saw the other formations of the chessboard decline each day a little more, and first of all by the attrition of the leaders and the Byzantine crises which tore them apart. Alas and three times alas! We have to accept it: the “beaten” parties have not operated either their transformation, or a necessary aggiornament which could have offered members and voters even an ounce of a timid change. And this devastating propensity for family nepotism of a Lashgar not only shocked more than one, but clearly contributed to plunge the party into a creeping mediocrity. Abderrahim Bouabid or Abderrahmane El Youssoufi do they turn around in their tomb that we would not be surprised … We obviously ignore public morality, yet loudly demanded by those who today break the rule. Isn’t this indeed one of the priorities that the new government should tackle, once installed? And it is not of morality, but of public moralization that it would be advisable to speak. We will not do any insult to the team that will be chosen, called in principle to be united and to avoid the trap of a variable geometry, because it enjoys the confidence of the King and, therefore, it will be representative of the people who overwhelmingly voted for change and rejected past management. Nothing can be done either at this time on the future composition before next week. And any list put forward will only be chimerical, hazardous as long as the King has not appointed and even more announced the appointments of the members of the new government. Up to now extreme caution, even if some, “skillful” magicians of disappointed forecasts play with the ball and think in the place of the Sovereign … There are two deadlines which should be taken into account: the election of the members of the the House of Representatives which is a central element of the democratic system, no doubt also the choice of certain ministers among them and this unavoidable date of the opening of the parliamentary session, scheduled for the 2nd Friday of October, which has become constitutional … Nothing will not upset this calendar …