Rabat – Abdelilah Benkirane, Morocco’s appointed Head of Government and Secretary General of the Justice and Development Party (PJD), is the main contributor to the PJD’s fund, reported the daily newspaper Al Ahdath Al Maghribia on Friday.
According to the report, Benkirane pays a monthly subsidy of MAD 10,000.
The Head of Government’s subsidy is accompanied by party members’ monthly payments of MAD 8,500 per person, following the amendments that adopted by the PJD during its last National Council requiring its members to allocate a sum of money to the fund of the party.
Regional president are obligated to pay MAD 8,000 per month, as well as the party’s 125 members of parliament (MPs) who pay MAD 7,500 to 9,000 per month.
The PJD is considered one of the parties that have never experienced financial issues. The party has tightened its members’ contribution to support the party’s fund, threatening non-paying members with penalties or firing from their membership.
The party’s fund finances of the party’s electoral campaigns and their activities on social media networks, supplemented by the state’s annual subsidy granted to the party based on the number of seats held in parliament.
During the legislative election held on October 7, 2016, the PJD gained a total of 125 seats, followed by its political rivalthe Authenticity and Modernity Party (PAM), which gained 102 seats.