Morocco: Arab spring brings unrest

Lt. General Abdelaziz Bennani (Chief of Defence Morocco)

Lt. General Abdelaziz Bennani (Chief of Defence Morocco)


Mostafa MADDAH, Public Prosecutor of the Kingdom of Morocco

Mostafa MADDAH, Public Prosecutor of the Kingdom of Morocco

King Mohammed VI of Morocco retained legitimacy. “The Arab spring represents an opportunity for Moroccan leaders,” . “He is widely perceived as the ‘king of the poor,’ active in the social field, to the point that the most critical French-language newspaper had a headline this autumn, ‘Must he do everything?’ In other words, the challenge may be for the government, but it is more difficult to imagine that it affects the king. To that extent, the system will remain intact.” The Arab world is changing and the Moroccan people need a change in the Constitution for more democracy. We want a country like Britain, with a constitutional monarchy and a strong Parliament. Morocco has about 20 percent of the population below the poverty line; the median age is 26.5; and high unemployment, high illiteracy and a level of corruption judged to be more severe than in Tunisia, if below that of Egypt.

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