The Independence Party announces its withdrawal from its previous position on the voting system
The Independence Party announced that it had withdrawn its support for the proposal to calculate the electoral divider on the basis of the number of people on the lists; Its Secretary General, Nizar Baraka, said the current method of counting votes is unfair and unfair, but the voting system cannot be revised this year because time does not allow it. He also criticized the persistent delay in electoral laws.
Baraka added, as he went through a recent press program broadcast on Channel 2, that we are concerned that election laws will be postponed so that the discussion will be “marginal”.
Baraka indicated that the political scene is experiencing a lot of ambiguity, while the citizen has lost confidence in this scene, and even in the measure of the government. The postponement of the electoral code, the discussion of the denominator and the list of young people and women, is a contraband debate, adding:
“Yes, it is important, but it is not in the concerns of the citizen who fears for his means of subsistence and his future, in particular because of the damage caused by the pandemic.”
“Moroccans are interested in health, education, employment and livelihoods, and the focus should be on electoral programs and plans, not marginal discussions.”
Baraka stressed that the voting model should be revised, but not this year. Time does not allow it, but it must be evaluated. List voting was aimed at confronting the power of money, which has multiplied and strengthened more than in the past, and there are many cadres that are difficult for them to nominate, as a list of 4 candidates has need 2 million dirhams to be a candidate, which creates a big problem, he stressed. The way the electoral denominator is calculated today is bad because it stimulates parties that have a large number of votes in certain areas. There is a problem of equity and pluralism.