Rabat - A member of the Democratic Left Federation stated that it is unconceivable that the Secretary General of the Unified Socialist Party (PSU), Nabila Mounib, did not gain a seat in the parliamentary elections.
Rabat – A member of the Democratic Left Federation stated that it is unconceivable that the Secretary General of the Unified Socialist Party (PSU), Nabila Mounib, did not gain a seat in the parliamentary elections.
Omar Balafrij, a candidate in the Democratic Left Federation who gained a seat in the parliamentary elections of October 7th, expressed his shock at the election results, according to which his party obtained only two seats and Nabila Mounib’s party gained none.
In an interview with the Arabic-speaking news website Badil, Balafrij stated,” I hope that the final results will correct this. Do not try to convince me that we did not make it; it is impossible. Therefore, I will wait for the final results before I make an official comment on the subject,” adding that the Federation had achieved better results than it did throughout the past 15 years.
Omar Balafrij continued that all the records indicated that the National List exceeded the Local List in all the constituencies, including his own constituency. This, he explained, is due to the role that Nabila Mounib had played at the national level, which boosted the Left and many citizens voted for the Federation after they saw Nabila Mounib and her brave stances on the TV and in her rallies.”
The Democratic Left Federation leader also spoke about the volunteerism in the group’s electoral campaign this year:
“We waged this war collectively and its success means the success of volunteering,” said Balafrij, noting that the Federation had 400 volunteers that worked with them throughout the entire electoral campaign, and could attract even more of them.
The volunteers managed to visit 31 thousand homes and had positive feedback to give about the “new behavior of Members of the Parliaments” for whom the Federation had advocated – a standard that differed from the ruling Justice and Development Party (PJD) and the opposition Authenticity and Modernity Party (PAM).