Rabat - July 9, 2013
Rabat – July 9, 2013
The action of Benkirane-led government and the government’s Ikram program for gender parity are making up the highlights of Moroccan editorials published this Tuesday July 09, 2013.
Al Ahdath Al Maghribia which describes as “nil” reforms conducted by the government during one year and a half of its mandate, stresses that the executive branch has been unable to start the major reforms to which Moroccans are aspiring and its actions have been limited to an ideological vision.
The government has failed to write the regulating laws provided for by the constitution, to fight against corruption and has not succeeded in managing the complex economic sector, regrets the editorialist.
The editorialist calls the head of government, who enjoys the legitimacy of polls, to be more swift and bold and refrain from using this legitimacy for purely-political end, insisting that success is intrinsically linked to the government’s achievements, rather than to obstacles hampering obstacles his actions.
It’s high time the head of government, Abdelilah Benkirane, showed his competence in leading a government team whose mission is to conduct the reforms he promised when he took office, the editorial concludes.
On another topic, L’Economiste says Minister of Solidarity, Women, Family and Social Development, Bassima El Hakkaoui should show great convincing talents to lift suspicions over the new gender equality program that she announced, noting that this program is already tainted by the government’s typical contradictions : making commitments and avoiding to honour them.
The editorialist says a more ambitious program was expected from a government often accused to make prevail religious considerations and to bet on conservative segments of the Moroccan society.