The Party of Progress and Socialism is part of Morocco’s coalition.
Rabat – Moroccan political party the Progress and Socialism Party (PPS) has left the Moroccan government.
The party announced its decision in a statement published on October 1 after a four-hour meeting.
The party, led by former Minister of Housing and Urbanism Nabil Benabdellah, wrote in its statement that its decision is motivated by the lack of “cohesion and solidarity” among the parties.
The party noted that citizens have lost trust in Morocco’s politics as the government has failed to meet urgent social demands.
The party echoed King Mohammed VI’s repeated statements about the failure of the current development model to tackle social disparities across Morocco.
The PPS also recalled that King Mohammed VI had urged the government to find concrete solutions to address issues hindering the development of the country.
On July 29, King Mohammed VI called on the head of government to conduct a reshuffle.
“I ask the Head of Government to submit to me, after the summer break, proposals to fill executive posts in the Government and the civil service with high-level national elites chosen on merit and competence,” the King said in his Throne Day speech.
The reshuffle seeks to “inject new blood in the government,” the King added.
El Othmani pledged to present a shortlist of the new government once he comes back from New York, where he represented Morocco at the 74th General Assembly of the United Nations.
The PPS has accused the political parties of the coalition of thinking about ministerial positions more than thinking about reforms.
The PPS said that its decision must be ratified on Friday, October 4 at a special session of its central committee.