Sudan: Will the proposed initiatives succeed in resolving the complexities of the scene?

Sudan: Will the proposed initiatives succeed in resolving the complexities of the scene?  At a time when the Sudanese Prime Minister, Abdullah Hamdok's resignation, prompted the inhabitant of international and regional mediation and national initiatives, which it said seek to solve the worsening crisis in Sudan, since the coup d'état of army leader Abdel Fattah Al-Burhan on October 25. .  At the same time, the security services' repression of the demonstrations rejecting the military takeover of power increased, as four people were killed and dozens were injured in a demonstration last Thursday, bringing the death toll since the beginning of the coup to 52, according to the Central Committee of Sudan Doctors.  On Thursday, the security services that used excessive violence besieged and stormed hospitals, media institutions and homes, while arresting hundreds of protesters and activists in the resistance committees. Security forces' violations of the demonstrations witnessed a relative decrease after the return of Prime Minister Abdullah Hamdok to his position, before it escalated again and his signature of a political declaration with the army chief, Abdel Fattah Al-Burhan, on November 21 last.  However, the security services soon returned to using excessive violence against demonstrations, political activists and resistance committees, starting with the December 19 demonstration that coincided with the anniversary of the third Sudanese revolution. Meanwhile, Prime Minister Abdullah Hamdok received international and regional contacts, asking him to give up his resignation and proceed with the formation of his new government. According to press reports, Hamdok received a call from United Nations Secretary-General Antonio Guterres and the US Special Envoy for the Horn of Africa Jeffrey Feltman, in addition to Saudi Foreign Minister Faisal bin Farhan.  According to the Sovereign Council’s media, Army Commander Abdel Fattah Al-Burhan also received several calls from the Saudi Foreign Minister, Head of the United Nations Integrated Mission to Support Democratic Transition in Sudan, Volker Peretz, and the Secretary-General of the Arab League, Ahmed Aboul Gheit, discussing the situation in Sudan.  At a time when press reports said that Saudi Arabia intends to mediate between the parties to the crisis in Sudan, the National Umma Party - the largest Sudanese party - announced a road map and an initiative to return to the democratic transition. In this context, Prime Minister Abdullah Hamdok met at his residence last week, a delegation from the National Umma Party led by the party's leader, Major General Fadlallah Barama Nasser.  Cabinet media said that the meeting came within the framework of the party's attempts to search for solutions to the current political crisis, which it started with its partners from the political forces, and that the Prime Minister will continue his meetings with the rest of the political, civil and revolutionary youth forces.  Democratization Last Wednesday, the nation’s delegation met Al-Burhan, at the invitation of the latter, and according to a press circular by the party, the meeting was characterized by credibility and transparency, and discussed national issues and the current complexities in order to achieve democratic transformation and civil rule. The designated leader of the party, Fadlallah Barama, presented a copy of the road map prepared by the nation to restore legitimacy and complete the transitional period, according to the statement, which confirmed the presentation of the map to all the revolutionary movement forces for dialogue and consensus around it.  The head of the National Umma Party affirmed the party’s keenness to achieve national consensus among all the forces of change without excluding or isolating anyone, and its quest to gather the national ranks at a round table that includes all political and societal forces and resistance committees to agree on a unified vision to resume legitimacy and complete the tasks of the transitional phase. This will be followed by another meeting with the Prime Minister to agree on the contents of this vision and to work together for the agreement of all the partners of the transitional phase in achieving the desired democratic transition, according to the head of the Umma Party.  Road map The road map considered the army’s coup a measure rejected in principle, and the political agreement signed between Al-Burhan and Hamdok is not valid for building on it in terms of being a bilateral agreement based on the statement of the coup, and that it is comprehensive in nature, on the transformation of the parliamentary system stipulated in the constitutional document into a presidential one. She also referred to the widespread popular rejection of the coup and the agreement between the army commander and the prime minister, stressing the need to agree on a road map to get out of the current state of totalitarianism and illegitimacy, towards national consensus to restore legitimacy and resume the peaceful transition process.  The map stipulated the need to return to the constitutional document and develop it into a transitional constitution, and the necessity of transforming armed movements into civilian work, establishing a governance and administration conference, and completing the structures of the transitional authority and commissions. She stressed the need for a new agreement on the composition of the Sovereignty Councils and the Ministers and their occupants in accordance with the requirements of the constitutional document, and the selection of a civilian presidency for the Sovereignty Council according to the timely constitutional entitlement, in addition to the reform of the judicial and legal bodies and the abolition of previous laws that codified totalitarianism or amended them in line with the democratic civil system without delay.  She stressed the need to avoid the negative effects of the coup in the international sphere, to adhere to non-axis, build strong strategic relations with countries that support democracy and peace and neighboring countries, and to review military agreements concluded by the former regime that threaten the country's sovereignty.  In this context, journalist and political analyst Majed Muhammad Ali told Al-Quds Al-Arabi that the high level of violence in the face of the demonstrations, in conjunction with the proposed initiatives, indicates the presence of parties that want to lead the scene to more crisis and congestion in order to achieve their goals, especially since the violations in Thursday's demonstration targeted Media headquarters, health facilities, ambulance services, as well as home invasions. Ali believes that these parties want to drag the country into more tension to abort initiatives and close the way to any understandings to resolve the crisis.  He pointed to the continuation of the popular escalation that rejects partnership, negotiation and granting legitimacy to the coup leaders, despite the strict measures and the security services' attempt to provoke panic and suppress demonstrations. Despite the attempts to regress the status of the totalitarian state, Ali believes that the further aggravation of the situation may push the parties to reach solutions if they have the necessary will, and may also increase international pressures in this regard.  Mutual concession For his part, journalist and political analyst Abdullah Rizk, who spoke to Al-Quds Al-Arabi, believes that the crisis of the coup, which is expressed in the state of tension in the relationship between the two parties to the November 21 agreement - Hamdok and Al-Burhan, is still in place, to make way for the efforts of mediators, which were The latest of which was reported on Saudi mediation, following a call by the Saudi foreign minister to the army chief and the prime minister, which was also preceded by a call from the United Nations Secretary-General, Guterres, and the US envoy, Jeffrey Feltman.  Rizk believes that Hamdok was content, for nearly a week, by waving his resignation, or his intention to resign, intended to put pressure on the proof, on the one hand, and to urge potential mediators to intervene between the two parties, indicating that the above may be the reason for Hamdok's abstention, who did not think In the street, to reveal the reasons for his intention to resign. He suggested that Hamdok's threat to resign was due to a dispute with Al-Burhan over the implementation of their joint agreement. He pointed out that Al-Burhan's request to meet with the Umma Party delegation after the latter announced an initiative to dismantle the crisis, expresses a similar desire to be ready to agree on a settlement between the two sides of the dispute. He expected a limited breakthrough after regional and international parties entered the crisis line, with a mutual concession by the two sides, pointing out that the failure of the United States to impose sanctions, whatever they were, means that it prefers the method of pressure on Al-Burhan, so far, to respond to the conditions for restoring the path of legitimacy and a democratic transition led by civilian, according to the declared positions of Washington and its partners.  On the other hand, Rizk believes that easing the severity of the crisis between the two parties to the November 21 agreement, which is rejected by the forces of the revolution, foremost of which is the Alliance of Freedom and Change Forces, and the revolutionary forces outside it, along with the resistance committees, does not mean anything to the general crisis that the country has entered into, following a coup. October 25.  He pointed out that the conflict between the coup and the forces that reject it and seek to overthrow it, constitutes the main current that is working hard to reshape the Sudanese reality, in a revolutionary way, at a time when reformist currents, supported from abroad, are active to improve the image of the coup, and market it among the political forces, based on the support of Prime Minister Abdullah Hamdok, as a spearhead in reversing the coup and returning to before October 25. Rizk believes that these efforts depend entirely on the willingness of the coup leaders to make concessions on the one hand, and to meet their demands or requirements on the other hand, on the other.  Clogged wall According to political analyst Anwar Suleiman, the decisions and actions of the army commander brought the scene to a dead end, and the political declaration between Al-Burhan and Hamdok did not succeed in making a breakthrough. Suleiman believes that relying on international and regional moves is futile, noting that international initiatives were at their strongest before the blockage by the US envoy to the Horn of Africa who was in Khartoum until the last hours before the coup, and other initiatives. He stressed that the regional movements were behind the blockage in the first place, so it is not reliable at all. Suleiman pointed out that the crisis has reached a critical stage and will not be clear until the resignation of Al-Burhan, who has exhausted all his chances and fortunes within two years and has become an obstacle to the democratic transition, pointing out that any initiative that tries to find a way out that accommodates the army commander is doomed to failure in advance, including the Umma Party initiatives, which were Active since the announcement of November 21.  Suleiman believes that the Al-Burhan-Hamdok agreement failed because Al-Burhan was not ready to make serious concessions on the step of the coup and respond to the demands of the street and the forces of the revolution. He pointed out that the armed movements that supported the coup raised contradictory demands, such as a government of competencies, while refusing to apply the competency condition to its leaders and ministers who are still carrying out their duties until now. And he indicated that the intent of all of this is to circumvent the demands for change and deviate towards a path that secures the way for the continuation of the pre-revolutionary conditions, including the exclusion of basic and important opposition forces and the undermining of democratic transition efforts that threaten the interests of groups that do not want to build a state of law, accountability and transparency.  For his part, political analyst Haj Hamad believes that all actors stop at the limits of theorizing, pointing to the multiplicity of proposed charters and road maps that repeat and extract from the already existing constitutional document. “Neither the military are responsible for security and security sector reform, nor are civilians close to thematic unity, and the street has only one means, and that is peaceful protest,” according to Hamad, who told Al-Quds Al-Arabi that the present absent from the scene are the external forces that helped create the fragile consensus among civilians. And the military, which renounced or hesitated to sponsor him in order to complete the tasks of the transition.  According to Hamad, the crisis in Sudan will not stop until the external powers, especially the troika - the United States of America, the United Kingdom and Norway - return to impose calm. He pointed out that there is another player - Israel - who wants to be adopted on the scene, despite his hiding under the shadow of the troika, noting that he wants to appear, but his supporters are not good at legal play.

Sudan: Will the proposed initiatives succeed in resolving the complexities of the scene?


At a time when the Sudanese Prime Minister, Abdullah Hamdok's resignation, prompted the inhabitant of international and regional mediation and national initiatives, which it said seek to solve the worsening crisis in Sudan, since the coup d'état of army leader Abdel Fattah Al-Burhan on October 25. .

At the same time, the security services' repression of the demonstrations rejecting the military takeover of power increased, as four people were killed and dozens were injured in a demonstration last Thursday, bringing the death toll since the beginning of the coup to 52, according to the Central Committee of Sudan Doctors.

On Thursday, the security services that used excessive violence besieged and stormed hospitals, media institutions and homes, while arresting hundreds of protesters and activists in the resistance committees.
Security forces' violations of the demonstrations witnessed a relative decrease after the return of Prime Minister Abdullah Hamdok to his position, before it escalated again and his signature of a political declaration with the army chief, Abdel Fattah Al-Burhan, on November 21 last.

However, the security services soon returned to using excessive violence against demonstrations, political activists and resistance committees, starting with the December 19 demonstration that coincided with the anniversary of the third Sudanese revolution.
Meanwhile, Prime Minister Abdullah Hamdok received international and regional contacts, asking him to give up his resignation and proceed with the formation of his new government.
According to press reports, Hamdok received a call from United Nations Secretary-General Antonio Guterres and the US Special Envoy for the Horn of Africa Jeffrey Feltman, in addition to Saudi Foreign Minister Faisal bin Farhan.

According to the Sovereign Council’s media, Army Commander Abdel Fattah Al-Burhan also received several calls from the Saudi Foreign Minister, Head of the United Nations Integrated Mission to Support Democratic Transition in Sudan, Volker Peretz, and the Secretary-General of the Arab League, Ahmed Aboul Gheit, discussing the situation in Sudan.

At a time when press reports said that Saudi Arabia intends to mediate between the parties to the crisis in Sudan, the National Umma Party - the largest Sudanese party - announced a road map and an initiative to return to the democratic transition.
In this context, Prime Minister Abdullah Hamdok met at his residence last week, a delegation from the National Umma Party led by the party's leader, Major General Fadlallah Barama Nasser.

Cabinet media said that the meeting came within the framework of the party's attempts to search for solutions to the current political crisis, which it started with its partners from the political forces, and that the Prime Minister will continue his meetings with the rest of the political, civil and revolutionary youth forces.

Democratization
Last Wednesday, the nation’s delegation met Al-Burhan, at the invitation of the latter, and according to a press circular by the party, the meeting was characterized by credibility and transparency, and discussed national issues and the current complexities in order to achieve democratic transformation and civil rule.
The designated leader of the party, Fadlallah Barama, presented a copy of the road map prepared by the nation to restore legitimacy and complete the transitional period, according to the statement, which confirmed the presentation of the map to all the revolutionary movement forces for dialogue and consensus around it.

The head of the National Umma Party affirmed the party’s keenness to achieve national consensus among all the forces of change without excluding or isolating anyone, and its quest to gather the national ranks at a round table that includes all political and societal forces and resistance committees to agree on a unified vision to resume legitimacy and complete the tasks of the transitional phase.
This will be followed by another meeting with the Prime Minister to agree on the contents of this vision and to work together for the agreement of all the partners of the transitional phase in achieving the desired democratic transition, according to the head of the Umma Party.

Road map
The road map considered the army’s coup a measure rejected in principle, and the political agreement signed between Al-Burhan and Hamdok is not valid for building on it in terms of being a bilateral agreement based on the statement of the coup, and that it is comprehensive in nature, on the transformation of the parliamentary system stipulated in the constitutional document into a presidential one.
She also referred to the widespread popular rejection of the coup and the agreement between the army commander and the prime minister, stressing the need to agree on a road map to get out of the current state of totalitarianism and illegitimacy, towards national consensus to restore legitimacy and resume the peaceful transition process.

The map stipulated the need to return to the constitutional document and develop it into a transitional constitution, and the necessity of transforming armed movements into civilian work, establishing a governance and administration conference, and completing the structures of the transitional authority and commissions.
She stressed the need for a new agreement on the composition of the Sovereignty Councils and the Ministers and their occupants in accordance with the requirements of the constitutional document, and the selection of a civilian presidency for the Sovereignty Council according to the timely constitutional entitlement, in addition to the reform of the judicial and legal bodies and the abolition of previous laws that codified totalitarianism or amended them in line with the democratic civil system without delay.

She stressed the need to avoid the negative effects of the coup in the international sphere, to adhere to non-axis, build strong strategic relations with countries that support democracy and peace and neighboring countries, and to review military agreements concluded by the former regime that threaten the country's sovereignty.

In this context, journalist and political analyst Majed Muhammad Ali told Al-Quds Al-Arabi that the high level of violence in the face of the demonstrations, in conjunction with the proposed initiatives, indicates the presence of parties that want to lead the scene to more crisis and congestion in order to achieve their goals, especially since the violations in Thursday's demonstration targeted Media headquarters, health facilities, ambulance services, as well as home invasions.
Ali believes that these parties want to drag the country into more tension to abort initiatives and close the way to any understandings to resolve the crisis.

He pointed to the continuation of the popular escalation that rejects partnership, negotiation and granting legitimacy to the coup leaders, despite the strict measures and the security services' attempt to provoke panic and suppress demonstrations.
Despite the attempts to regress the status of the totalitarian state, Ali believes that the further aggravation of the situation may push the parties to reach solutions if they have the necessary will, and may also increase international pressures in this regard.

Mutual concession
For his part, journalist and political analyst Abdullah Rizk, who spoke to Al-Quds Al-Arabi, believes that the crisis of the coup, which is expressed in the state of tension in the relationship between the two parties to the November 21 agreement - Hamdok and Al-Burhan, is still in place, to make way for the efforts of mediators, which were The latest of which was reported on Saudi mediation, following a call by the Saudi foreign minister to the army chief and the prime minister, which was also preceded by a call from the United Nations Secretary-General, Guterres, and the US envoy, Jeffrey Feltman.

Rizk believes that Hamdok was content, for nearly a week, by waving his resignation, or his intention to resign, intended to put pressure on the proof, on the one hand, and to urge potential mediators to intervene between the two parties, indicating that the above may be the reason for Hamdok's abstention, who did not think In the street, to reveal the reasons for his intention to resign.
He suggested that Hamdok's threat to resign was due to a dispute with Al-Burhan over the implementation of their joint agreement.
He pointed out that Al-Burhan's request to meet with the Umma Party delegation after the latter announced an initiative to dismantle the crisis, expresses a similar desire to be ready to agree on a settlement between the two sides of the dispute. He expected a limited breakthrough after regional and international parties entered the crisis line, with a mutual concession by the two sides, pointing out that the failure of the United States to impose sanctions, whatever they were, means that it prefers the method of pressure on Al-Burhan, so far, to respond to the conditions for restoring the path of legitimacy and a democratic transition led by civilian, according to the declared positions of Washington and its partners.

On the other hand, Rizk believes that easing the severity of the crisis between the two parties to the November 21 agreement, which is rejected by the forces of the revolution, foremost of which is the Alliance of Freedom and Change Forces, and the revolutionary forces outside it, along with the resistance committees, does not mean anything to the general crisis that the country has entered into, following a coup. October 25.

He pointed out that the conflict between the coup and the forces that reject it and seek to overthrow it, constitutes the main current that is working hard to reshape the Sudanese reality, in a revolutionary way, at a time when reformist currents, supported from abroad, are active to improve the image of the coup, and market it among the political forces, based on the support of Prime Minister Abdullah Hamdok, as a spearhead in reversing the coup and returning to before October 25.
Rizk believes that these efforts depend entirely on the willingness of the coup leaders to make concessions on the one hand, and to meet their demands or requirements on the other hand, on the other.

Clogged wall
According to political analyst Anwar Suleiman, the decisions and actions of the army commander brought the scene to a dead end, and the political declaration between Al-Burhan and Hamdok did not succeed in making a breakthrough.
Suleiman believes that relying on international and regional moves is futile, noting that international initiatives were at their strongest before the blockage by the US envoy to the Horn of Africa who was in Khartoum until the last hours before the coup, and other initiatives.
He stressed that the regional movements were behind the blockage in the first place, so it is not reliable at all.
Suleiman pointed out that the crisis has reached a critical stage and will not be clear until the resignation of Al-Burhan, who has exhausted all his chances and fortunes within two years and has become an obstacle to the democratic transition, pointing out that any initiative that tries to find a way out that accommodates the army commander is doomed to failure in advance, including the Umma Party initiatives, which were Active since the announcement of November 21.

Suleiman believes that the Al-Burhan-Hamdok agreement failed because Al-Burhan was not ready to make serious concessions on the step of the coup and respond to the demands of the street and the forces of the revolution.
He pointed out that the armed movements that supported the coup raised contradictory demands, such as a government of competencies, while refusing to apply the competency condition to its leaders and ministers who are still carrying out their duties until now.
And he indicated that the intent of all of this is to circumvent the demands for change and deviate towards a path that secures the way for the continuation of the pre-revolutionary conditions, including the exclusion of basic and important opposition forces and the undermining of democratic transition efforts that threaten the interests of groups that do not want to build a state of law, accountability and transparency.

For his part, political analyst Haj Hamad believes that all actors stop at the limits of theorizing, pointing to the multiplicity of proposed charters and road maps that repeat and extract from the already existing constitutional document. “Neither the military are responsible for security and security sector reform, nor are civilians close to thematic unity, and the street has only one means, and that is peaceful protest,” according to Hamad, who told Al-Quds Al-Arabi that the present absent from the scene are the external forces that helped create the fragile consensus among civilians. And the military, which renounced or hesitated to sponsor him in order to complete the tasks of the transition.

According to Hamad, the crisis in Sudan will not stop until the external powers, especially the troika - the United States of America, the United Kingdom and Norway - return to impose calm.
He pointed out that there is another player - Israel - who wants to be adopted on the scene, despite his hiding under the shadow of the troika, noting that he wants to appear, but his supporters are not good at legal play.


Morocco: Social issues worry the government of Aziz Akhannouch  At the beginning of the year, the files presented to the executive body related to health, education, employment, positive interaction with peaceful protest movements, the establishment of the rule of law, and commitment to human rights issues surfaced.  Faced with the many and urgent expectations of the Moroccan citizen, the government of Aziz Akhannouch finds itself called to embody the concept of the social state, by implementing the recommendations of the New Development Model Committee, as well as its government program that the general budget tried to translate into figures and plans. And with the beginning of the new Gregorian year, the files presented to the executive body related to health, education, employment, positive interaction with peaceful protest movements, the establishment of the rule of law and commitment to issues of freedoms and human rights, in addition to perpetuating the concept of “spatial justice” by seeking to achieve balanced development, surface. Among the different regions, instead of focusing on the major regions with economic attractiveness.  In this regard, Moroccan researcher Dr. Idris Al-Kanbouri believes that the government that resulted in the 2021 elections surprised voters and public opinion, given some of the measures it took and had negative social repercussions, such as limiting the age of entry into the education profession in thirty years, which had a significant impact on the image of This government has among the citizens, and what it will also have repercussions on the social file in the coming years and the issue of employment, and the relationship of education to the labor market. This is in addition to the social protests raised by the issue of the permissibility of vaccination, which swept across the various regions of the Kingdom.  In a statement to Al-Quds Al-Arabi, he added, "There is a file that may bring the Islamists in the Justice and Development Party to the fore again, and it is the file of individual freedoms that the Minister of Justice, Secretary-General of the Authenticity and Modernity Party, announced its support and amending the criminal law so that some items related to relations are deleted." Nationality outside the family institution, and breakfast in Ramadan. The spokesman expressed his belief that this would be "a gift to the Justice and Development Party, which is looking for a piece of paper with which to return to the street and restore its health."  He also said, “One of the issues that will present itself in the new year, and may turn into a topic of national debate, is the issue of the return of Moroccan fighters to the ranks of the jihadist organizations in Syria and Iraq, especially the “ISIS” organization, and their family members who are currently in Iraqi prisons, because the second party in the government The current, PAM, is the one who, before the elections, led an initiative within Parliament to form a parliamentary exploratory committee to discuss the issue, and today this party is no longer in the opposition, but rather an important party in the government.”  As for the prospects, Idriss Al-Kanbouri believes that the next stage will be the stage of implementing the "new development model", a royal project par excellence, which many view as a way to get Morocco out of the social crisis and open up future avenues for young people, and at the same time this model is a real test of the state's intentions. In the social aspect, in terms of its ability to implement it realistically, and to overcome the mistakes that affected the National Initiative for Human Development announced by the King in 2005, according to the researcher himself.  As for Prime Minister Aziz Akhannouch, he speaks optimistically about the project to generalize social protection, as he said in a meeting of his party, the National Rally of Independents, that the government was able, in a short time, to complete the legal arsenal to enable about 11 million Moroccans to join the system of compulsory health coverage for sickness at National Social Security Fund. A statement received by "Al-Quds Al-Arabi" stated that the aforementioned party noted the government's strict respect for the timetable for the gradual implementation of the social workshop and the rationalization of political time, as a major qualitative leap, and an orientation devoted to strengthening and consolidating the foundations of the social state, and an essential and indispensable entry point for the advancement of the human element, because it is The main link in development and building a society in which social and spatial justice prevails, which King Mohammed VI has been emphasizing on.  The members of the Political Bureau also renewed the party's strong support for the government majority, which it said is carrying out important reforms, and noted the permanent and continuous coordination between its components and their joint work. He praised the government's initiative to pump 13 billion dirhams to pay the value-added tax arrears until March 2022, in order to enable small and medium-sized enterprises, especially small and medium-sized enterprises, to have important liquidity in their treasury, in order to withstand the crisis.  The statement said that the members of the political bureau of the party expressed their deep satisfaction with this decision, which confirms the government's serious endeavor to revive the national economy, and for the contracting companies to play their role in the field of investment, employment and economic development, given that they are the basic nucleus and the actual engine of every economic and social development, and they also noted the government's adoption On its own resources without resorting to the classic and easy solutions, which were resorted to in this framework.  While the opposition presents a different reading of the current political scene in Morocco, at the last meeting of the "Progress and Socialism" party, a statement spoke about the extent of the damage that has been inflicted, and continues to be inflicted, on the economic, social, cultural and service sectors, and on the vulnerable and poor groups, as a result of the necessary health precautions. He drew the government's attention to the necessity of reconciling the requirements of the health situation on the one hand, and the requirements of accompanying, support and care towards all sectors and groups that are groaning more than others under the weight of the severe repercussions of the pandemic, on the other hand. By the way, the Party of Progress and Socialism renews its call to launch a new national campaign of solidarity in order to be able to finance the measures of accompaniment and support, especially by the affluent groups.  It also calls on the government to take measures based on a flexible and simplified approach by the Tax Directorate towards the sectors most affected by the pandemic and the measures to confront them, especially since a significant number of economic units and small and medium-sized enterprises are in a situation of threat of bankruptcy, with the tragedies that may result from that. Social for a large number of citizens and citizens.  For its part, the Socialist Union of Popular Forces records that the government program does not contain anything that gives the impression that the government is really serious about responding to the expectations of the residents of the countryside and mountains, listening to the pulse of these areas, and making them spaces for creating wealth and achieving social and economic integration according to an existing perspective. on sustainability.  The party itself raises the alarm about the deteriorating situation in rural and mountainous areas, which are increasingly isolated with the winter and rains, making tens of thousands of families live in a sustainable plight instead of sustainable development. He considers that the residents of those areas still suffer from structural imbalances that concern basic areas such as agriculture, education, health, roads, infrastructure and accessibility, and all vital public utilities, in addition to weak investments, which negatively affected the competitiveness of the rural economy and its productive and social structures, and consequently on the standard of living of the population.  On the other hand, the Socialist Union Party team in Parliament raised the issue of the right to treatment, considering that a set of barriers prevented it from being achieved for the benefit of patients, especially those holders of the Ramid medical aid card, that is, the poor or fragile groups that find multiple difficulties in accessing services. different health.  He cautioned that a group of regional hospitals refuse to receive patients who benefit from the card, coming from other regions, a dilemma that many citizens suffer from, who find themselves outside their cities or within one city, but far from the neighborhood in which they live, as is the case for For Casablanca, Rabat, Tangiers and other sprawling cities.


Morocco: Social issues worry the government of Aziz Akhannouch


At the beginning of the year, the files presented to the executive body related to health, education, employment, positive interaction with peaceful protest movements, the establishment of the rule of law, and commitment to human rights issues surfaced.

Faced with the many and urgent expectations of the Moroccan citizen, the government of Aziz Akhannouch finds itself called to embody the concept of the social state, by implementing the recommendations of the New Development Model Committee, as well as its government program that the general budget tried to translate into figures and plans.
And with the beginning of the new Gregorian year, the files presented to the executive body related to health, education, employment, positive interaction with peaceful protest movements, the establishment of the rule of law and commitment to issues of freedoms and human rights, in addition to perpetuating the concept of “spatial justice” by seeking to achieve balanced development, surface. Among the different regions, instead of focusing on the major regions with economic attractiveness.

In this regard, Moroccan researcher Dr. Idris Al-Kanbouri believes that the government that resulted in the 2021 elections surprised voters and public opinion, given some of the measures it took and had negative social repercussions, such as limiting the age of entry into the education profession in thirty years, which had a significant impact on the image of This government has among the citizens, and what it will also have repercussions on the social file in the coming years and the issue of employment, and the relationship of education to the labor market. This is in addition to the social protests raised by the issue of the permissibility of vaccination, which swept across the various regions of the Kingdom.

In a statement to Al-Quds Al-Arabi, he added, "There is a file that may bring the Islamists in the Justice and Development Party to the fore again, and it is the file of individual freedoms that the Minister of Justice, Secretary-General of the Authenticity and Modernity Party, announced its support and amending the criminal law so that some items related to relations are deleted." Nationality outside the family institution, and breakfast in Ramadan.
The spokesman expressed his belief that this would be "a gift to the Justice and Development Party, which is looking for a piece of paper with which to return to the street and restore its health."

He also said, “One of the issues that will present itself in the new year, and may turn into a topic of national debate, is the issue of the return of Moroccan fighters to the ranks of the jihadist organizations in Syria and Iraq, especially the “ISIS” organization, and their family members who are currently in Iraqi prisons, because the second party in the government The current, PAM, is the one who, before the elections, led an initiative within Parliament to form a parliamentary exploratory committee to discuss the issue, and today this party is no longer in the opposition, but rather an important party in the government.”

As for the prospects, Idriss Al-Kanbouri believes that the next stage will be the stage of implementing the "new development model", a royal project par excellence, which many view as a way to get Morocco out of the social crisis and open up future avenues for young people, and at the same time this model is a real test of the state's intentions. In the social aspect, in terms of its ability to implement it realistically, and to overcome the mistakes that affected the National Initiative for Human Development announced by the King in 2005, according to the researcher himself.

As for Prime Minister Aziz Akhannouch, he speaks optimistically about the project to generalize social protection, as he said in a meeting of his party, the National Rally of Independents, that the government was able, in a short time, to complete the legal arsenal to enable about 11 million Moroccans to join the system of compulsory health coverage for sickness at National Social Security Fund.
A statement received by "Al-Quds Al-Arabi" stated that the aforementioned party noted the government's strict respect for the timetable for the gradual implementation of the social workshop and the rationalization of political time, as a major qualitative leap, and an orientation devoted to strengthening and consolidating the foundations of the social state, and an essential and indispensable entry point for the advancement of the human element, because it is The main link in development and building a society in which social and spatial justice prevails, which King Mohammed VI has been emphasizing on.

The members of the Political Bureau also renewed the party's strong support for the government majority, which it said is carrying out important reforms, and noted the permanent and continuous coordination between its components and their joint work.
He praised the government's initiative to pump 13 billion dirhams to pay the value-added tax arrears until March 2022, in order to enable small and medium-sized enterprises, especially small and medium-sized enterprises, to have important liquidity in their treasury, in order to withstand the crisis.

The statement said that the members of the political bureau of the party expressed their deep satisfaction with this decision, which confirms the government's serious endeavor to revive the national economy, and for the contracting companies to play their role in the field of investment, employment and economic development, given that they are the basic nucleus and the actual engine of every economic and social development, and they also noted the government's adoption On its own resources without resorting to the classic and easy solutions, which were resorted to in this framework.

While the opposition presents a different reading of the current political scene in Morocco, at the last meeting of the "Progress and Socialism" party, a statement spoke about the extent of the damage that has been inflicted, and continues to be inflicted, on the economic, social, cultural and service sectors, and on the vulnerable and poor groups, as a result of the necessary health precautions.
He drew the government's attention to the necessity of reconciling the requirements of the health situation on the one hand, and the requirements of accompanying, support and care towards all sectors and groups that are groaning more than others under the weight of the severe repercussions of the pandemic, on the other hand. By the way, the Party of Progress and Socialism renews its call to launch a new national campaign of solidarity in order to be able to finance the measures of accompaniment and support, especially by the affluent groups.

It also calls on the government to take measures based on a flexible and simplified approach by the Tax Directorate towards the sectors most affected by the pandemic and the measures to confront them, especially since a significant number of economic units and small and medium-sized enterprises are in a situation of threat of bankruptcy, with the tragedies that may result from that. Social for a large number of citizens and citizens.

For its part, the Socialist Union of Popular Forces records that the government program does not contain anything that gives the impression that the government is really serious about responding to the expectations of the residents of the countryside and mountains, listening to the pulse of these areas, and making them spaces for creating wealth and achieving social and economic integration according to an existing perspective. on sustainability.

The party itself raises the alarm about the deteriorating situation in rural and mountainous areas, which are increasingly isolated with the winter and rains, making tens of thousands of families live in a sustainable plight instead of sustainable development.
He considers that the residents of those areas still suffer from structural imbalances that concern basic areas such as agriculture, education, health, roads, infrastructure and accessibility, and all vital public utilities, in addition to weak investments, which negatively affected the competitiveness of the rural economy and its productive and social structures, and consequently on the standard of living of the population.

On the other hand, the Socialist Union Party team in Parliament raised the issue of the right to treatment, considering that a set of barriers prevented it from being achieved for the benefit of patients, especially those holders of the Ramid medical aid card, that is, the poor or fragile groups that find multiple difficulties in accessing services. different health.

He cautioned that a group of regional hospitals refuse to receive patients who benefit from the card, coming from other regions, a dilemma that many citizens suffer from, who find themselves outside their cities or within one city, but far from the neighborhood in which they live, as is the case for For Casablanca, Rabat, Tangiers and other sprawling cities.
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