After two years at the head of the Moroccan government, Prime Minister Abdelilah Benkirane presented yesterday before the Parliament in Rabat an evaluation of his government’s action.
In his speech, Benkirane began by emphasizing that the Moroccan King has played a “determinant role in the safeguarding the Moroccan model and the course of reforms.”
Benkirane also praised his government’s actions in the past two years, stressing the reforms implemented to reduce the Morocco’s public deficit from 7% of the country’s GDP in 2012 to 5% at the end of this year. He has also emphasized that under his administration, the country has gained in terms of “stability.” Benkirane particularly stressed the retreat of social movements such as the 20 February movement which threatened the country’s unity.
In 2011, Abdelilah Benkirane was nominated Prime Minister following the victory of Justice and Development Party (PJD) in parliamentary elections. Nonetheless, his mandate has been marked by difficult attempts to build a solid government coalition as well as severe criticisms from the opposition.
The Moroccan Times.