Rabat - May 14, 2013 (MAP)
Rabat – May 14, 2013 (MAP)
The Istiqlal party’s announcement that it is withdrawing from the government coalition continues to be commented by Moroccan editorialists this May 14, 2013.
In an editorial titled “a new crisis government”, « Aujourd’hui le Maroc » considers that the head of government could and should draw benefit from the present deadlock to reconsider the architecture and the line-up of his team, noting that an eventual reshuffle should not be made according to considerations of quotas for each party but should be made in accordance with a logic of operation and performance.
The new architecture should exclusively allow the country to manage the present crisis, re-launch reforms, the editorialist says calling all the other parties of the new majority to forget about their petty political considerations.
For Al Ahdath Al Maghribia, the Istiqlal party’s decision should serve as a warning to the head of government and his party and encourage them to radically reconsider how they are managing the government.
Indeed, the editorialist goes on, populism, arrogance and lack of listening to the others’ opinions are not an efficient way of managing a coalition government. The editorialist further stresses that the present government is responsible of implementing the new constitution by adopting the needed organizational law and should also respect the constitution by a adopting new mode of managing the country’s affairs, based on initiative and boldness.
On its part L’Economiste writes that the present political crisis is hiding an economic tragedy, stressing that investors do not care about the government’s political leaning but they want a team that leads efficiently.
In one year, the country has slowed down by almost a half its banking credits and the branches of industry, transports and trade are regressing, the paper warns, noting that the only organization that has an economic policy for Morocco is the IMF.
Bayane Al Yaoum which concedes that the Istiqlal party’s decision is a sovereign one stresses that the country’s supreme interests should be heeded in any partisan or media conflict resulting from this decision.
The editorialist further deplores that Morocco’s model as an exception in the region and its exemplary reforms have not found the appropriate political forces to impulse the political and institutional reform process.
Addressing economic and social crises and hardships needs political visibility, boldness in decision-making and in communicating with citizens as well as a great deal of homogeneity and maturity, the editorial insists.