The title of this post refer to an idea from King Hassan 2 stating that Moroccan issues can be solved as one single equation that could be solved by him and a Technocrat executive. When he asked his opponent and Maths teacher to come back to Morocco, he addressed him with “I have an Equation for you to solve“. This technocrat and quite Frenchy view showed its limits with the Structural Ajustement Plan Morocco was obliged to accept in the eighties. In-spite this failure was under the rule of very skilled Royal inner-circle like the emblematic Mezian Belfkih, “new era” is following the same steps, with (said to be) less skilled technocrats and still the same structure: a weak government with barely powerless prime minister denying the electoral program of his party the day he become prime minister declaring “my program will be the king’s program”.
The so-called “Tunisification” of the Moroccan public affairs is the most obvious manifestation of the democratic regression in Morocco: Jailed bloggers and journalists, state-party, coward legal opposition and economic oligarchy. At one single difference that education system in Morocco does not have the qualities of the Tunisian one.
Not out of reach ! Fortunately Morocco is neither Tunisia nor Algeria… We just need now to link the decision with the polls ! And this was the main idea behind this piece – that by the way was nominated for the Morocco Blog Award (article de l’année: المتفاوتات المغربية) – I invite you to read it, comment it, criticize it ! This would be nothing than a virtual discussion where we can think about what is needed for Morocco to reach a real sustainable stability.
(written on January the 9th 2010)