Rabat - Yesterday the six parties that constitute Morocco’s parliamentary cabinet signed a charter agreement intended to serve as a reference guide and framework for the government's policy priorities during the current parliamentary session. The charter document was negotiated by party leaders who represent a majority of members in the House of Representatives.
The charter document was negotiated by party leaders who represent a majority of members in the House of Representatives.
The charter, according to Maghreb Arab Press (MAP), will serve as a guide which creates well-defined legislative priorities regarding important domestic and external issues.
The charter document is based on five pillars: a participatory approach, efficiency, transparency in management, solidarity in terms of accountability and dialogue with partners, Head of Government Saad Eddine El Othmani said on Monday in Rabat.
The six majority parties that form the current governing coalition which concluded the new agreement include the Justice and Development Party (PJD), the National Rally of Independents (RNI), the Socialist Union of Popular Forces (USFP), the People’s Movement (MP), the Constitutional Union (UC) and the Party of Progress and Socialism (PPS).
According to MAP, coalition party leadership outlined the importance of mobilizing their respective parliamentary and party resources to advance important initiatives including government reform, advancing democratic principles and the rule of law in society, the further consolidation of advanced regionalization, and strengthening administrative transparency and integrity.
The document signed on Monday also aims to improve governance, encourage the development of Morocco’s economic model and to promote employment opportunities. The charter will also advance sustainable development in the kingdom while reinforcing human development priorities that will help shrink regional disparities.
Recently, Moroccan media outlets have reported on a simmering political crisis and infighting between party leadership of the coalition parties. The reports of coalition drama arose recently following the absence of RNI ministers from key government meetings, including the governing council which took place on Thursday, February 8.
To respond to the crisis allegations, El Othmani said that “there has been no government crisis” and the majority wants to remain consistent and in agreement with the priorities that meet citizens’ aspirations for education, health and employment.
According to the head of government, “it is normal that differences exist between the majority parties given the specificities and references of each party,” he said, noting that diversity within coalitions and parties is healthy.