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Morocco’s National Rally of Independents Calls for Talks on Electoral Laws

Morocco’s National Rally of Independents Calls for Talks on Electoral Laws

Wednesday, 4 March, 2020 - 09:15
The meeting among members of Morocco’s National Rally of Independents
Casablanca - Lahcen Mokena

Morocco’s National Rally of Independents (RNI) has called on all political parties to swiftly launch dialogue on electoral laws and political reforms.

Following a meeting held by its politburo on Tuesday, the RNI, which is a member of Morocco’s governing coalition, called in a statement for more coordination to increase the pace of comprehensive reform.

The statement didn’t mention rumors on the resignation of Agriculture and Fisheries Minister Aziz Akhannouch from the party leadership. The news has been denied by RNI officials over the past two days.

According to the statement, Akhannouch presided the meeting and gave a detailed presentation on the political situation.

He pointed to his performance as head of the agriculture sector and the results of the implementation of the country’s green plan.

RNI’s politburo also tackled the new development strategy for the agricultural sector dubbed “Green Generation 2020-2030” and the new strategy on protecting forests.

Both strategies were launched mid-Feb. by King Mohammed VI in the province of Chtouka Ait Baha.

The politburo praised on Tuesday the goals, approaches and mechanisms of the new plan.

It said the plan aims at creating jobs and a middle class in rural areas in line with an innovative agricultural system.

It also reiterated its unconditional support for the efforts made by Minister of Industry, Trade and Green and Digital Economy Moulay Hafid El-Alamy to protect Morocco’s sovereign interests and enhance the national industry and the commercial sectors’ competitiveness.

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