Rabat - The national elections in Morocco will be under the watchful eye of some 4,000 local and international observers.
Rabat – The national elections in Morocco will be under the watchful eye of some 4,000 local and international observers.
The Moroccan National Council for Human Rights announced that 4,000 poll watchers, including 76 international observers, will be in Morocco to observe the campaigns and the elections of the Councils of the regions and the municipalities.
The Special Commission for the Accreditation of Election Observers has accredited 41 national and international organizations to observe the upcoming elections: 34 Moroccan associations and six international NGOs, said the National Human Rights Council (CNDH) in a press statement.
These observers are trained to conduct an independent and neutral observation of the parliamentary elections from the beginning of the electoral campaign until the announcement of results.
CNDH itself will deploy 500 observers. The Council invites international experts and organizations to participate in the election observation process. Applications are made to the CNDH from human rights organizations and
Invited organizations include the diplomatic missions of Canada, Sweden, the Netherlands and the United Kingdom, the national human rights institutions (NHRIs) of Bahrain, Egypt, Jordan, Qatar, Palestine and Tunisia, the Arab Network of NHRIs, United Cities and Local Governments-Africa (UCLG-Africa) and the Observatory of political elections in the Arab-Muslim world.
The European Union has also sent an election observation mission, in Morocco from August 15 through September 14, for an overall assessment of the entire electoral process.
National elections are slated for October 7 in which 15.7 million registered voters will elect the next Moroccan parliament.