Rabat - Morocco’s newly Head of Government, Saad Eddine Othmani, has said that the new government will continue the reform that the former Head of Government, Abdelilah Benkirane, initiated.
Rabat – Morocco’s newly Head of Government, Saad Eddine Othmani, has said that the new government will continue the reform that the former Head of Government, Abdelilah Benkirane, initiated.
During a meeting held on Friday with Justice and Development Party (PJD) members of parliament, Othmani said that “the new government’s program includes the continuation of reformative schemes that Abdelilah Benkirane started, including reform of the compensation fund.”
“The parties that are currently leading the government have not mentioned their retreat to reform the compensation fund,” Othmani continued. “[Regarding] what is stirring controversy on media, I don’t know where the media gets its sources.”
Othmani explained that he cannot prohibit people from expressing their criticism about the structure of the new coalition government.
“The PJD is not a Stalinist party to reach on consensus on [decision of the party’s] leadership. However, there is a fair amount of ethics [for people] to express politely their opinions,” Othmani added.
Othmani’s structure of the government, which includes six parties, caused an uproar among the PJD membership, leading them to take to Facebook to exchange accusations.
Abdelali Hamidine, a member of the PJD, wrote on his Facebook account on Friday that “several glaring mistakes have been made since the appointment of Othmani’s government.”
“Substantive repercussions have emerged since the evening of the announcement of the new government, which was certainly not in line with the aspirations and the spirit of the Moroccans who cast their votes in difficult circumstances for the Justice and Development Party (PJD),” Hamidine added.