Rabat, May 28, 2013 (MAP)
Rabat, May 28, 2013 (MAP)
The standoff between two political parties, part of the government coalition, the situation of low-cost housing and the fight against unemployment are the main topics commented by Moroccan editorialists this Tuesday May 28, 2013.
Aujourd’hui le Maroc wonders whether walking out of the government has become a fashion, noting that after the Istiqlal party, the Party for progress and socialism (PPS) is also speaking of leaving the government.
Conceding that each party is sovereign in its decision to leave the cabinet, the editorialist points out that these remarks are puzzling the media and the public opinion.
The parties of the majority have been deploring the effects of the world economic crisis and the adverse situation of public funds, but do not hesitate to make remarks and make decisions that are leading the country into a real political crisis, the daily points out, deploring that this “crisis is likely to increase suspicion, mainly of the international finance institutions, over the country’s political and economic stability”.
For Al Ahdath Al Maghribia, if the Istiqlal party fails to rescind its decision to withdraw from the government … if its ministers resign and if its MPS join the opposition ranks, the party, led by Hamid Chabat, will create a precedent in how political parties handle their governmental alliances and a new behavior in politics”.
If the Istiqlal actually walks out of the government, the first steps in the normal practice of political democracy will be made, the editorialist notes wondering, however, on the real intentions of the Istiqlal.
Is it a transition to a new political practice that keeps pace with the modern and democratic implementation of the new constitution or a simply a new maneuver at the service of an old practice?, the daily asks.
The answer will be given by the party after HM King Mohammed VI will give arbitration on this governmental crisis, the editorialist concludes.
On the problem of low cost housing, L’Economiste notes that “one of the largest anti-precariousness programs, the low-cost housing, is surprisingly loosing pace, since housing units remain unsold.
The Moroccan policy, in this regard, was ingenuous and smartly-managed, but for some unknown reason, its managers neglected +overstocking+, the daily states wondering if this is deliberate.
Is it becoming more important to list triumphing figures than to appropriately manage the country’s resources and needs, the editorialist asks, before concluding “those are strategic questions that go beyond the issue of housing.
Of the unemployment issue, Rissalat Al Oumma notes that the world Bank and several economists have rang the alarm bell on unemployment in Morocco, particularly among the youth who represent 10pc of the population, asking if the government has succeeded in identifying the reasons of this plague and, hence, adopted an efficient approach and methodology to reduce unemployment and alleviate its impact on social stability.
The editorialist insists that provisional and patched up measures will not succeed in fighting unemployment that seriously threatens the Moroccan society security and cohesion.