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Tuesday 23 February 2021

Draft Legislation Regulating Electoral System Designed to Promote Credibility - Interior Minister

Draft Legislation Regulating Electoral System Designed to Promote Credibility - Interior Minister

The draft legislation regulating the electoral system is aimed at developing it and promoting its credibility, Interior Minister Abdelouafi Laftit said Tuesday.

Presenting this draft legislation before the Internal Affairs, Communes, Housing, and Urban Policy Committee at the House of Representatives (Upper House), Laftit noted that these texts aim to enrich the current system in terms of guarantees and to accompany the changes and growing dynamics that Moroccan society is undergoing.

This meeting is part of the establishment of a legislative framework designed to regulate the elections, said the minister.

The session was dedicated to the presentation of the Organic Bill 04.21 amending and supplementing Organic Law 27.11 relating to the House of Representatives, the Organic Bill 05.21 amending and supplementing Organic Law 28.11 relating to the House of Advisors, the Organic Bill 06.21 amending and supplementing Organic Law 59.11 on the election of the members of the councils of communes, and the Organic Bill 07.21 amending and supplementing Organic Law 29.11 on political parties, among others.

According to Laftit, these texts are the culmination of a process of constructive dialogue that has taken into account the various opinions and proposals of political bodies in a positive and responsible atmosphere.

The upcoming elections are an important milestone in the history of national democratic practice, he added, highlighting the challenges facing the preparation of these polls, namely the spread of Covid-19, the vaccination campaign and the latest developments of the national cause.

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