Rabat - Morocco’s Minister of General Affairs and Governance, Lahcen Daodi has asked the head of the government to relieve him from his position.
Rabat – Morocco’s Minister of General Affairs and Governance, Lahcen Daodi has asked the head of the government to relieve him from his position.
The decision comes following the uproar that Daoudi caused after he took part Tuesday night in a sit-in against the ongoing boycott targeting three companies, Centrale-Danone, Sidi Ali and Afriquia.
The move caused the displeasure of Morocco’s head of government, who called for an extraordinary meeting of the Party of Justice and Development on Wednesday night. According to a communique released following the extraordinary meeting, the politburo of the PJD accepted the resignation of Lahcen Daoudi.
In the communique, a copy of which was obtained by Morocco World News, the General Secretariat of the PJD considered Daoudi’s participation in the sit-in as ” unreasonable and inappropriate.” “The members of PJD appreciate that brother Lahcen Daoudi asked to be dismissed from his ministerial responsibility,” it added.
On Tuesday night, the Moroccan Minister who made no secret of his support of the Centrale-Danone, appeared in a video chanting slogans denouncing the boycott’s reported “negative effect” on the Moroccan economy.
His presence at the sit-in caused an unprecedented backlash on social media with thousands of Moroccans describing it as “irresponsible” and “unworthy” of an incumbent minister.
For the resignation of Daoudi to become effective, it will require the approval of King Mohammed VI, as set out in the Moroccan constitution. According to article 47, “the Head of Government can demand of the King to terminate the functions of one or more members of the government who make their individual or collective resignation.”