Rabat- In an interview with Al Jazeera's Ahmed Mansour on Wednesday, Abdelilah Benkirane, head of the government and the Secretary General of the Justice and Development party (PJD), said that his powers are limited, adding that "in Morocco it's King Mohammed VI who governs."
Rabat- In an interview with Al Jazeera’s Ahmed Mansour on Wednesday, Abdelilah Benkirane, head of the government and the Secretary General of the Justice and Development party (PJD), said that his powers are limited, adding that “in Morocco it’s King Mohammed VI who governs.”
Benkirane, who has already featured in Ahmed Mansour’s “Bila Houdoud” show two years ago, said the reality is that King Mohammed VI is the one who actually governs the country.
“According to the Moroccan constitution, the monarch is the commander of the faithful, the leader of the army and the chairman of the judiciary and the council of Ministers in which I am a member,” Benkirane said.
The government chief said he is very satisfied with his cooperation with the king in managing the country’s affairs. “It’s a mission that I love and it’s an honor to me,” he added.
Benkirane hailed measures taken by his government, including the reform of the compensation fund to reduce the budget deficit and the bailout of the National Water and Electricity Authority.
He said that lifting subsidies has saved the country MAD80 billion Dirhams, adding that “his government did this out of duty and not to win votes in the upcoming elections.”
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