Rabat, January 3 (MAP)
Rabat, January 3 (MAP)
Morocco taking the seat of a non-permanent member in the UN Security Council, the challenges facing the new government in 2012 and the need to reinvigorate parliamentary action were the main issues covered by the Moroccan dailies on Tuesday.
Attajdid highlights that after becoming a member of the UNSC, Morocco will have the daunting task of developing its diplomacy to defend the just causes of Africa and Palestine.
The daily adds that Africa and the region face numerous challenges relating to peace, democracy promotion and reduction of disparities as well as the consolidation of development efforts.
Based on its model of stability and reform, Morocco is called upon to adopt a new foreign policy to treat such issues within the Security Council, Attajdid adds.
Morocco’s presence in the Security Council is also an opportunity for Morocco to reinforce stance at the international level concerning the Sahara issue, notes Atajdid.
In an editorial, Le Soir Echos writes that 2012 will be a very busy year for parliament members pointing to the taking by Morocco of a seat at the UN Security Council, the holding of communal elections and the vote on an organic finance law.
The key to success for the first government under the new supreme goes through permanent communication with citizens adds the French speaking daily.
For its part, Bayane Al Yaoum writes about the expectations of Moroccans for 2012, citing mainly the implementation of the new constitution and the improvement of their living conditions.
Meeting such expectation will be an arduous task for the new government given the socio-economic situation, adds Bayane Al Yaom.
Moroccans will judge the government performance on the basis of the promises delivered during electoral campaigns, says the paper, pointing that improving social and economic conditions will be the main task facing the incoming government.
Annahar Al Maghribia considers that with the formation of the new government Morocco will break with the wait-and-see attitude and moves into action against a backdrop marked by the adoption of a new constitution granting enlarged powers to the head of government.
Aujourd’hui le Maroc discusses the crisis in the Independence Party (PI) due to the nomination by its leader Abbas El Fassi of cabinet candidates.
The paper says that in 2007 when the PI won the elections, El Fassi had a larger margin for maneuvers which he lacks now.
The daily also contrasts the democratic manner in which Abelilah Benkirane chose his ministers with Abbas EL Fassi’s way to the disenchantment of the PI militants.
Akhbar Al Yaoum discusses the resignation of Aziz Akhannouch from the National Rally for Independents (RNI), considering such a decision as representing a new year’s gift to the head of government and a “thunderclap” for RNI.
The paper deems that the return of billionaire Akhannouch to the government sends strong reassuring message to Moroccan and foreign businessmen.