King Mohammed VI affirmed, on Sunday in a historical speech commemorating the 42th anniversary of the Green March and delivered from Dakar, that Morocco needs a serious, responsible government, away from electoral arithmetic.
“The future cabinet should not be the result of calculations aimed at fulfilling political parties’ wishes, based on electoral arithmetic, as if there were spoils to be shared out,” said the sovereign in a speech on the occasion of the 41st anniversary of the glorious Green March, delivered to the Nation from the Senegalese capital Dakar.
“A government should have a clear program and well-defined priorities, both for domestic and foreign affairs, particularly as far as Africa is concerned. The government should have the ability to deal with the difficulties inherited from past years, with respect to Morocco’s obligations towards its partners,” the King said.
In this regard, the sovereign noted that the government should involve an efficient, coherent structuring effort, consonant with programs and priorities, adding that it also requires qualified, skilled resources, with specific sectoral attributions.
“These are the criteria I will ensure are respected when the next government is formed, in compliance with a strict methodology. I will not tolerate any attempts to deviate from it,” the King stated.
Moroccans expect the coming government to be up to the challenge of this crucial phase, the monarch underlined.
The speech comes less than a month after the legislative elections held on October 7, in which the Party of Justice and Development (PJD) obtained a majority of 125 seats. It was followed by the Party of Authenticity and Modernity with 102 seats.
Few days following the elections, the Moroccan monarch appointed Abdelilah Benkirane, head of the PJD, as new head of government and entrusted with the mission of forming a new coalition government.