Few months ahead of the scheduled elections in Morocco, Abdulkader Al Kehal, Adel bin Hamza, and Adel Al Zakzouti released a new 650-page book that explores all the matters related to elections in Morocco, in regard of laws, which makes it, according to its introduction, "a significant contribution towards filling the void of the Moroccan elections archive."
"Elections are a major process in every democratic system, and an important test for democracy. Therefore, governments, parliaments, and all political organizations have been eager to set clear rules to regulate the electoral process. These rules are aimed at laying common grounds among candidates, who shall respect them and abide by their texts to ensure integrity and decent competition during elections," the introduction says.
Abiding by these rules requires an accurate knowledge of their procedural aspects, it adds. The mission will not be easy for all parties amidst the existence of many legal texts that regulate elections in Morocco, in addition to the constant amendments that take place with each electoral term.
This often obstructs the required observations and monitoring that prevent candidates from committing mistakes or violations that might distort the integrity and transparency of the elections.
The authors, Al Kehal, Hamza, and Al Zakzouti, have a three-decade experience in the fields of politics, elections, and partisan activity, along with their academic and educational work.