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Morocco’s PM Launches Consultations Ahead of Expected Cabinet Reshuffle

Morocco’s PM Launches Consultations Ahead of Expected Cabinet Reshuffle

Friday, 6 September, 2019 - 10:45
FILE PHOTO - Saad Eddine El Othmani gives a speech in Rabat, March 18, 2017. REUTERS/Stringer

Moroccan Prime Minster Saad Eddine El Othmani has launched consultations with political parties representing the parliamentary majority over an upcoming cabinet reshuffle, the government spokesman, Mustapha El Khalfi, said.

El Othmani will study a list of proposals, El Khalfi said Thursday in his briefing to reporters after the cabinet session.

Morocco’s King Mohammed VI said in July that he asked the prime minister to submit to him, 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.

In a speech marking twenty years of his rule, the King said certain projects and reforms require new leaders in decision-making positions.

According to the prime minister, a reform in the education sector aims to improve the quality of education.

In remarks made during the cabinet session Thursday, El Othmani said there is an agreement with the education minister to implement the sector’s reforms in line with the government’s strategic vision.

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