Rabat – July 8, 2013 (MAP)
Here follow the highlights of Moroccan editorials published this Monday July 8, 2013.
Rissalat Al Oumma considers that latest events in the world exact that Moroccan officials to be up to the citizens’ aspirations and be able to confront regional and international changes.
There is no room for overbidding at the expense of the citizens’ aspirations and interests. No room for the government to plot to prevent the opposition from doing its law-making job and no room for ignoring the economic, social and political situation, the editorialist writes, commenting that effects of the government’s policy will impact heavily the government’s action, the majority-opposition relations and the government’s relations with economic and social operators as well as with international human rights and finance institutions.
For Bayane Al Yaoum, the month of Ramadan will be marked by effects of the political tension and by the trading of hostile remarks between the majority and the opposition, in addition to events unfolding in the Arab world, mainly in Syria and Egypt.
But, the editorialist goes, Moroccans wish that their politicians will overcome their divergences and place the country’s interests and addressing social, economic and political reforms above any other consideration, stressing that the situation of several medium-income and poor families is too serious to stand any speculation of intermediaries and merchants during the month of Ramadan, or any food price hikes.
Moroccan aspire that the holy month of Ramadan will be an opportunity for officials to announce major initiatives and programs that will restore their confidence in the future and carry out the promised reforms in employment, housing, health and education.
On a more ubpeat tone, Aujourd’hui le Maroc welcomes IBM’s decision to open in Morocco of one of its largest research centers, explaining that Morocco has, over the last years, built a strong reputation as host for high-level investments.
The editorialist stressed that in addition to advantages and incitements, investors are attracted to the Moroccan business climate, including in its political dimension. “For how low will this credibility last?”, the editorialist wonders.
L’Economiste which run an editorial titled “Egyptian lessons” says that “the 2nd Egyptian revolution” is filled with lessons for Arab countries, including Morocco.
“Lessons for Moroco are numerous and important, starting with the PJD” (head of government’s party) that is often likened to the Egyptian Muslim brotherhood, the editorialist argues, noting that while the majority is responsible for defining the frame of general interest, it should, nonetheless take into account the plurality of society without excluding anyone.
Voting and obtaining numeric majorities are very important but not enough to succeed in the practice of power, the editorialist concludes.