Rabat - Head of Government, Saad Eddine Othmani, stated during a meeting with the Justice and Development Party’s (PJD) parliamentary caucus that Akhannouch acts within the limits of his position as a minister.
Rabat – Head of Government, Saad Eddine Othmani, stated during a meeting with the Justice and Development Party’s (PJD) parliamentary caucus that Akhannouch acts within the limits of his position as a minister.
The meeting with the Head of Government, requested by the PJD’s members of parliament, took place on Friday, following parliament’s inauguration. In this meeting, Othmani dealt with numerous points that recently raised partisan discord.
The Head of Government responded to the claim that his party, the PJD, continues to succumb to the pressure of Aziz Akhannouch, the Secretary-General of the National Rally of Independence, and that the latter has more power than Othmani in the newly-born Government.
“Akhannouch is not the Head of Government. There is only one Head of Government, the one appointed by King Mohammed VI,” said Othmani, noting that Akhannouch does not act outside of his limit in the Government.
Othmani added that the leading members of the PJD do not have any “interests, or companies, or anything” that would make them succumb to pressure.
With regard to the ministerial portfolios of his parties, Othmani explained that the PJD maintained the same number of portfolios as the previous term, which he considered a “victory for the PJD” and a “real embodiment of the popular will” within “the current political context.”
On another note, the Head of Government announced that the government program would soon be released.
“You will see the government program that will be released soon. It will be strong and will carry strong implications. It will continue the reforms, from which we not back down […] including continuing the reform in the Compensation Fund,” said Othmani noting that the allegations saying the contrary are not true.