‘Majority Charter’ Signed in Rabat

The National Rally of Independents (RNI), the Authenticity and Modernity Party (PAM) and the Istiqlal Party (PI), which form the government majority, signed on Monday in Rabat the “Charter of the majority”, which seeks to be an institutional and reference framework defining the modes of operation and cooperation between the various governmental, parliamentary and partisan institutions. Speaking on this occasion, the Head of Government and President of the RNI, Aziz Akhannouch, stressed that this Charter represents a political and moral contract binding the components of this coalition to achieve the objectives set out by the government program as well as the electoral programs of the majority parties. Akhannouch said that this “decisive” political moment carries several messages, in particular the start of a new political experience backed by a different culture in terms of management, with clear priorities, a well-defined agenda and a new vision based on constructive cooperation and mutual respect between the components of the coalition and which breaks with some past practices which prevented the coalition institutions to turn into bodies of development of solutions. After recalling that the government coalition aims to meet the expectations of citizens for a life of dignity and to meet the health, economic and social challenges triggered by the spread of Covid-19, the Head of Government explained that the synergy of capacities and the complementarity of roles and missions between the components of the coalition will enable them to improve their performance. He also insisted that the signing of the Majority Charter is not an end in itself, but represents a means of giving new impetus to government and parliamentary action, so as to optimize efficiency and efficiency, adding that this objective requires a real partnership in favor of a political and common development project where the components of the government majority assume, with equity and solidarity, both its possible costs and its expected gains. This Charter crystallizes a common and unified vision to ensure the effectiveness of the action, both at the level of the government and the parliament and at the territorial level, with a view to offering all the institutional guarantees to consolidate the solidarity and consultation between the components of the majority. For his part, PAM’s Secretary General, Abdellatif Ouahbi, said that the signing of the Majority Charter constitutes a moment of real commitment and a reminder of the values ​​of respect for promises and awareness of the extent of the responsibility to be assumed, while setting out all the moral and political means likely to improve the efficiency of government’s action. In this regard, he stressed that this Charter was drawn up with a high sense of responsibility, a deep collective conscience and a consultation methodology which led to this moral and political document that set out the principles, defined the objectives, established the benchmarks and worked to set up institutions and bodies capable of strengthening the action of the majority and accelerating the pace of its work. He noted that this document establishes, for the first time, a close link between the government’s decision at both central and regional levels, “being aware of the need to consolidate the powers of advanced regionalization and to accelerate development projects at the regional level”. In order to achieve this goal, said Mr. Ouahbi, the provisions of this Charter will be reinforced by a collective commitment to ensure their implementation within the framework of a political and moral engagement, stressing that his party will spare no effort to to preserve its content and to materialize its decisions, in the service of the homogeneity of the government and the strengthening of its action in favor of reform and change. For his part, the secretary general of the Istiqlal Party, Nizar Baraka, affirmed that this document reinforces the common will of the majority parties to implement the government program, and to reinforce cohesion, harmony, cooperation and efficiency to implement the expected reforms, honor the commitments made by the parties in their electoral campaigns, and be in tune with the spirit and the philosophy of the New Development Model and the expectations and aspirations of the citizens, in accordance with the High Royal Orientations. The Charter expresses the common will to work in an intense and organized way, within the framework of collaboration and solidarity to face challenges, he explained, adding that this Charter shows “the common concern of our parties to promote listening to society and interaction with the popular will which has placed us at the head of the political landscape and chosen as a democratic alternative to lead this new phase in the history of Morocco”. He said he was confident that this Charter constitutes a fundamental step in the liberation of the collective intelligence of the components of the majority to stimulate the strong will for change, to support the reform spirit promoted by His Majesty King Mohammed VI, and to accelerate the rate of implementation of reform projects in the various fields. Mr. Baraka stressed the imperative to take advantage of the spirit of this Charter and the guarantees it provides in order to transform the repercussions of the Covid-19 pandemic into an opportunity to regain confidence, resuscitate hope and consolidate the bases of the welfare state aimed at creating a balanced and united society, through the establishment of social protection, the strengthening of the middle class, the reduction of social and territorial disparities and improvement of the conditions of the deprived and vulnerable categories, with a view to ensuring a life of dignity for all citizens within the framework of freedom, social justice, equity and equal opportunities. The Majority Charter constitutes an institutional, moral and political framework and a reference which defines, coordinates and unifies the modalities of action and collaboration with the various governmental and parliamentary institutions, with a view to consolidating and deepening the cohesion between components of the majority, and to open up broad prospects for common and serious action to implement the government program for the 2021/2026 period. This Charter and the action plan it contains defines the guarantees of a participatory and united approach, aimed at putting government action on the right track in order to meet the challenges challenges of the present and the future, and to transform the crisis following the Covid-19 pandemic into a historic opportunity to strengthen the foundations of a solid and equitable welfare state.