Rabat - Almost two weeks after being appointed by the King Mohamed VI, the Moroccan government, headed by Saad Eddine Othmani, is seeking the parliament’s entrustment vote on Wednesday.
Rabat – Almost two weeks after being appointed by the King Mohamed VI, the Moroccan government, headed by Saad Eddine Othmani, is seeking the parliament’s entrustment vote on Wednesday.
Before the vote is cast, Othmani will give a presentation of the governmental program to be approved by parliament members.
Members both houses of the Moroccan parliament, The House of Representatives and House of Councils, will attend Wednesday’s session.
But, only MPs from the House of Representatives will cast the vote of confidence.
Since the governmental coalition is made of six parties, led by the Islamist Justice and Development Party (PJD), Othmani’s government will surely be granted a majority approval.
Only two major political parties are now in the opposition, Party of Authenticity and Modernity (PAM) and Party of Istiqlal (PI). Voting against the governmental program by these two parties will be of no consequence.
The governmental coalition (made up of PJD, the National Rally of Independents (RNI), the Popular Movement (MP), the Constitutional Union (UC), the Socialist Union for Popular Forces (USFP) and the Party of Progress and Socialism (PPS) ), has 240 seats out of 395 in the House of Representatives.
Even though some prominent PJD members voiced their discontent with the outcome of Othmani’s government, saying their co-member made huge concessions to his partners in the coalition, it is unlikely that they will vote against it.