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Holding General, Regional and Local elections on Same Day, a Fact which Attests to Vibrancy of Morocco’s Democratic Experience: HM the King

Publié le Samedi 21 Août 2021 | MAP



​Fez - Holding the upcoming general, regional and local elections on the same day is a fact which attests to the vibrancy of the country’s democratic experience and the maturity of the Moroccan political system, HM King Mohammed VI said Friday.


“The upcoming general, regional and local elections will be held on the same day, a fact which attests to the vibrancy of the country’s democratic experience and the maturity of the Moroccan political system,” the Sovereign pointed out in a speech to the Nation on the occasion of the 68th anniversary of the Revolution of the King and the People.

Elections are not an end in themselves, the Monarch stressed, noting that they are rather a means to set up credible institutions that serve the citizens’ interests and defend the nation’s causes.

“I believe a state’s strength comes from institutions and from the unity and cohesion of the nation’s components. That is our weapon for the defense of our country in times of adversity, crisis or threats.”

The commemoration of the Revolution of the King and the People, which falls a matter of days before the elections, coincides with the launch of a new set of projects and reforms that will be carried out within the framework of the new development model and the national charter for development, HM the King said.

"This is more than just a historical event. It is an ongoing revolution which has inspired successive generations, celebrating the same spirit of true patriotism and eagerness to defend the homeland, its institutions and sacred values," the Monarch underlined.

The Revolution of the King and the People was a watershed in Morocco’s struggle to achieve freedom and independence, HM the King said.

“Today, we are on the verge of a new phase, which requires commitment to the spirit of true patriotism in order to rise to internal and external challenges,” the Sovereign pointed out.