In a surprising move, parliament members will now start receiving deductions from their wages for their unjustified absenteeism.
Rabat – House of Representatives president Habib El Malki has decided to impose a deduction on the wages of MPs whose absenteeism is not justified or authorized.
El Malki acted in accordance with the constitutional provisions stipulated in the fifth paragraph of Chapter 69 and the internal rules requisites.
The names of the absent MPs were announced during the House of Representatives’ weekly session, after they had missed three legislative sessions.
The deductions will affect Mohamed Assediki of the Justice and Development Party (PJD) and the mayor of Rabat, Mohamed Mhidia, who both missed three consecutive sessions from November 14 to 16. Ahmed El Ghazoui, of the Party of Progress and Socialism (PPS), will also receive a deduction after missing the meetings of November 14, 15, and 19.
Abdelaziz El Chheb, of the Independence Team for Unity and Moderation, Abdsamad Arshan, Secretary-General of the Popular Movement Party, and Rachid Elbhloul, of the Socialist Union Party, are also involved in the deductions.
The amount deducted for each missed session is approximately MAD 1300.