The Moroccan government is under scrutiny in light of the possible government reforms.
Rabat – Following the royal speech on Throne Day, a reshuffle of the government has been expected. Some Moroccan News outlets have unveiled Head of Government Saad Eddine El Othmani’s prediction for an upcoming government reshuffle.
TelQuel Arabic reported that the Head of Government plans to meet separately with heads of each party of the current government.
One possible outcome for the coming reshuffle is a slimmed-down government with fewer ministers.
Morocco World News contacted Moroccan Government Spokesperson Mustapha El Khalfi for comment. He told MWN that “if any reforms are to be undertaken, it will be solely the decision of the head of government.”
“The reforms will be communicated to the public via the adequate official means,” he added.
According to the Arabic-speaking media, the reforms will only be partial as “the government has only one year and a half left.” “It is too short of a period for any minister to be able to tackle files or implement the changes,” added TelQuel’s source.
The reforms include possible changes in the government’s composition consisting currently of three poles, social, economic, and industrial. The government could possibly reduce the number of secretaries of state, says the news outlet.
Another possibility is the transfer of ministerial positions between political parties. TelQuel Arabic reported that even though the reshuffle is possible, it remains a far fetched option due to the short deadline the government is facing.