Kenitra - Moroccan politics is in an endless state of suspense. The electoral season has become a regular occasion when parties and politicians become something between acrobats and human rights defenders.
Kenitra – Moroccan politics is in an endless state of suspense. The electoral season has become a regular occasion when parties and politicians become something between acrobats and human rights defenders.
In the midst of his misery, the Moroccan citizen witnesses an electoral campaign with an entertaining air, wherein candidates and parties’ tensions intensify as each other unveils his opponent’s scandals. The citizen is called a “voter,” and they are reminded of their rights through tattered oaths.
The indigent people dispersed across the furthest reaches of the kingdom, those that don’t have access to water, healthcare, or motorways, are however reached by conflicting sects of politicians imploring them to put a cross on particular logos in order to attain a desired prosperity.
Despite these irregularities, which can be argued to be usual practices and political norms even in Western democracies, the Moroccan election is one-of-a-kind. Good-for-nothing Moroccan politicians disappear from public view on the last day of their electoral campaigns and continue to appear only in newspaper pages or official broadcast meetings.
In our politics if you study politics you will certainly fail to figure out who won and who lost, who governs and who opposes, who lies and who tells the truth. All people live in considerable puzzlement towards the status quo and distrust of ludicrous promises of change.
In our politics, people are not ruled by the person whom they voted for. They are ruled by the one they voted against. Conflicting parties and political figures get in an eyewink into the same coalition and share the positions of authority to lead certain regions and cities.
Our political system is hard to understand because it doesn’t comply to universal standards, but it is rather a consequence of natural evolution. It is neither taught at schools nor practices in any analogous systems. Only lunatics and infamous persons occupy the most critical positions and rule the largest parties.
In our politics, opposition parties rule more regions and take more contentious seats than the parties of the government. The people are amazed, as they no longer know who will be questioning whom about their common-interest policies.
In our politics, heads of city councils and heads of regional councils belong to opposing political and ideological parties, but they are forced to set a unanimous action plan and work together to its fulfillment. It is bewildering how incongruent their visions and intentions are. But it is even more bewildering who is put to blame when reform and development plans are not accomplished, as it is likely that each party will put the blame on the other.
In our politics, leaders parties foresee the results before elections and vow to step away if their partiy did not win the most votes and argue that their followers wanted them to stay if they are asked about their forsaken promises.
The leading party has given an oath to voters to clear out all kinds of corruption and make cases against the corrupt in order to bring them to jail as they infringed their oaths and betrayed citizens. However, it merely ignores its contract and forgives all the infamous personalities Moroccan citizens know by heart.
The leading party gives an oath to reform and restore sensitive social spheres such as education, but assigns this department to either other parties or to technocrats and continues grieving about the miserable situation of our educational system.
In our politics, officials do not give up their positions, express regret, or apologize for grotesque scandals their departments are responsible for. Greater changes are made at the expense of citizens’ wellbeing, which continues to get worse with time.
Certainly, the Moroccan political sphere is a complete quagmire that the people continue to fall further and further into. Only witty and wicked people can get out without a visible spot on their appearance to chant again old disgusting slogans.
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