Casablanca - In an interview with Morocco World News, Abdelaziz EL Omari, Mayor of Casablanca and Chairman of the urban district of Casablanca, said that Moroccans will, today, have a final say about Justice and Development Party (PJD).
Casablanca – In an interview with Morocco World News, Abdelaziz EL Omari, Mayor of Casablanca and Chairman of the urban district of Casablanca, said that Moroccans will, today, have a final say about Justice and Development Party (PJD).
Today Moroccans have headed to the polls to elect Morocco’s second government after the 2011 constitution. The PJD member, Abdelaziz EL Omari, said that his party is closely monitoring the vote to ensure that the process is properly handled.
El Omari said that a “huge number of citizens” flocked to the polls in the morning before work to cast their vote. He noted that the party’s observers have occasionally come across supporters of some parties approaching citizens in an attempt to influence them to vote for their parties. He added that these observers are directing their efforts to dealing with this issue near polling centers.
El Omari said that the PJD observers have “discovered a number of billboards advertising Authenticity and Modernity Party (PAM) in the district of Hay Mohammadi in Casablanca.”
He pointed out that while the display of such billboards is illegal on Election Day, they “do not know whether they [PAM] intended to keep them or they simply forgot to remove them.”
Regarding the electoral campaign that ended yesterday, El Omari said that there was much “anti-PJD propaganda” in media. However, he said that the “party primarily counts on the “awareness of Moroccan citizens and their capability of autonomous assessment.”
Speaking about the party’s expectations pertaining to the vote results, El Omari said that the PJD is quite optimistic that the party will win more seats than in the previous election.
He explained that the optimism is grounded on a number of factors such as the “satisfying performance of the party at the head of the previous government, the growing support of Moroccan masses, and the party’s “civilized approach in the electoral campaign.”
El Omari concluded that PJD relied on “informative and persuasive campaigning rather than bribery.”