Casablanca - Representatives of different political parties protested in the northern Moroccan city of Huceima protested “fraud” in the October 7 elections.
Casablanca – Representatives of different political parties protested in the northern Moroccan city of Huceima protested “fraud” in the October 7 elections.
While the election results have been generally accepted in most of Moroccan regions, protestors went out into the streets of Huceima to denounce what they consider fraud in favor of one party.
The slogans chanted by the mob referred to the Authenticity and Modernity Party (PAM), which came second in the election results, with 102 seats. They repeated, “Rif is my free land, and PAM should get out”, “Rif wants to overturn control”, and “Minister Hassad, Rifis are against Fraud.” “Rif” refers to the northern area of Morocco and its inhabitants.
The mob of protestors also waved banners accusing the local authorities of influencing the results of the elections in favor of PAM. According to them, the authorities were complicit in a fraud operation that included influencing voters to vote for PAM, and even changing the results of the vote in their region.
The protest witnessed the participation of members of parliament, counselors, and representatives of seven political parties. These include the Justice and Development Party (PJD), the National Assembly of Independents (RNI), the Progress and Socialism Party (PPS), the New Democrats, and the Front of Democratic Forces (FFD).
The participants in the protest demanded an investigation and gave the mayor of the Huceima region the responsibility for the “breaches and fraud,” and accused him of involvement in the elections.
According to the Arabic-speaking news website Al3omk, one of the protestors representing one of the political parties said, “Morocco has never witnessed a fraud like the one that took place in Huceima on Friday, October 7.”