New York Times reports that most of the people in Morocco have come into the streets to protest the king Mohammed VI slow and medium changes in the nation’s monarchical constitution. Most of the Muslim countries in Africa like Egypt, Tunisia and Jordan are under monarchy’s rein yet to. Morocco is also one of the countries under the monarchy of the King Mohammed VI for decades. It has its own monarchical constitution based on that King Mohammed is ruling the nation. As compared with his father King Hassan II, Mohammed VI was gentler more generous on his people, was reigning honestly. But now the trend there has turned up and down everything there which has brought the people of Morocco to the streets to protest against their King for the radical changes in constitution to offer more constitutional powers to the elected representatives.
Anti-People Acts, Nepotism
As Morocco has its own constitution most of the powers vested on the King’s only, directly elected representative by the people must act as per the King’s advice as a toy. The constitution has not given any mandatory power the elected representatives to make any changes in the law and act independently. At the beginning as he was sworn as king of nation was keen on nation’s interests and people’s welfares schemes, now gradually has changed his attitudes toward anti-people acts. The government employment opportunities are mainly provided to his relatives and friends and their family members and most of government contacts to lay roads, residential complexes and so on also provided to his relatives and friends. This has led the people as unemployed, poor economical status and starvation. So the people of the nations agitated and protested against his act of nepotism, but the protestors were beaten up rashly and forced to disperse, this ended as the result of referendum based on their Solidarity.
Referendum and Slow Changes
In the wake of the protest throughout the nation the King Mohammed VI has ordered a referendum on offering more constitutional powers to the elected representatives in the constitution. This referendum was conducted on July1, 98 percent of voters favored to make the changes in constitution to offer more executive powers to the elected representatives. But the King was very slow and medium to make the changes in the constitution; this led the people again to the streets to protest his slow attitude. But the police use the highhandedness to disperse the agitators. The protestor want the King to offer more executive powers to the elected representatives, not remove the king from the power. Reliable sources said that King also has agreed to make the necessary changes rapidly in the constitution to offer more executive powers to elected representatives.
Moroccans Protest to Offer More Constitutional Power to Elected Representatives.